Production of 40,000 tons of mangoes across 2,700 farms in Al-Qunfudhah

Al-Qunfudhah Governorate has achieved high production rates in mango production that exceeded 40,000 tons annually, by planting more than 400,000 trees in more than 2,700 farms in various parts of the governorate that have known mango cultivation for 50 years.

For his part, the Director General of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture Branch in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Engineer Saeed bin Jarallah Al-Ghamdi, confirmed that from the beginning of the current month of May, farmers in Al-Qunfudhah Governorate start harvesting their harvest of mangoes for more than three months in the governorate, indicating that the ministry is working to support the cultivation of mangoes and fruits Equatoria by providing technical and technical support to farmers in the region.

He added that the efforts of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Al-Qunfudhah Governorate succeeded in providing technical and extension programs for farmers, bringing in specialists in tropical fruits from the FAO, and universities to raise awareness, holding seminars and lectures, and providing informative leaflets and awareness programs for farmers at the beginning of each season.

He pointed out that 10 mango festivals have been held in Al-Qunfudhah Governorate since 1431 AH, as support for farmers to market their products and introduce the visitor and those interested in these fruits, noting that many varieties of mango are grown in Al-Qunfudhah Governorate, such as: Tumi, Jellan, Baladi, Sensation, Hindi, Sudanese and other varieties, as well. That there is annual subsidy and subsidy for those who meet the eligibility conditions, and who use the modern irrigation network.

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