of the main objectives of Nizwa.NET is to educate people about Agriculture
as a major component of the Omani Society. Agriculture has been
and will always be cherish among local Omanis who appreciate the
land, the palm tree and the animals they own and raise. These pages
will provide some insights on the value of farming and cultivation
among the people of Oman. Please follow the links to gain more information
and share your input in the forum of this web site.
in Oman: An Introduction
page provide a comprehensive overview of Oman agriculture and how
industries like oil and modern factories have change the Omani agricultural
landscape. It is a bit outdated but still an excellent introduction
to green Oman.
Date Palm Tree
is a very important tree and has a great religious and social values
as one's child. Because of its tolerance to high temperature, drought
and salinity, Date Palm is the ideal tree under Oman's climate.
Read more about the cultivation of this tree.
Falaj (pl. Aflaj)
Falaj irrigation system is the most complex Irrigation System in
the traditional agriculture of Oman. It is still the vein of water
upon which many villages and farms rely on. Much of the Falaj distribution
is traditionally managed and maintained.
coast extends from Gulf of Oman in the north to the Arabian Sea and
he Indian Ocean to the south. Over 1700 km of coast line provide a
wide variety of fish and shellfish.
date palm, the most important fruit tree in the country, Oman hosts
a variety of fruit crops. This is due to the diverse topography of
Oman that range from the northern plains with variable RH and
temperature; mountains reach over 3000 m high that reach subzero
during the winter; to the summer monsoon of Salalah.
of Agriculture and Fisheries