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Kuwaiti farms yield rare produce for 1st time
January 25, 2016, 8:38 am
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Kuwait possesses diverse agricultural profits that are adequate to cover the country’s nutritional needs, thanks in part to national farmers who have always sought to add variety to their produce. Farming in Kuwait had begun in earnest several years ago, only to morph into a pillar of the country’s economy as a result of persistent government support and farmers’ steadfast efforts, all to ensure nutrition security.

Kuwaiti farmer Yousef Al-Kirabani has always aimed to diversify his produce, as he was able to cultivate rare produce made locally, for the first time in the history of the country. Al-Kirabani said that the agricultural sector in Kuwait has experienced exponential growth over the last few years, having witnessed “unprecedented produce that has been introduced to the Middle East for the first time.”

Moreover, Al-Kirabani pinpointed Al-Wafra farms as hotbeds of rare produce such as black tomatoes, white strawberries, saffron and Basmati rice. The cultivation of rare produce has become a cornerstone of the agricultural world, Al-Kirabani noted, pointing to the numerous nutritional benefits that such produce contain. Black tomatoes have been proven to be a rich source of antioxidants that help combat cancer and diabetes, he added. “We aim to debunk common perception that Kuwaiti lands are not fertile through cultivating rare produce,” Al-Kirbani said. “We have proven to everybody that we are capable of producing special products on our own through experimenting with various methods, and are now able to cultivate staple products such as Basmati rice,” he added.

The Kuwaiti farmer also revealed plans to “maximize production and sell the produce locally to a number of firms including hotels and restaurants.” “The unthinkable has become reality as Kuwait has proven that it is fully capable of yielding the most superior of products, eclipsing many countries in the Middle East."

Source: KUNA

 

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