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Sixth season of Qatari agricultural product yards to kick off on Oct 26

Sixth season of Qatari agricultural product yards to kick off on Oct 26


TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA
THE sixth season of the Qatari Agricultural Product areas (2017-2018) will kick off at Al Mezrouah, Al Khor, Al Dhakira and Al Wakrah on October, 26, with the participation of as many as 80 Qatari farms.
The Ministry of Municipalities and Environment aims to improve local marketing of Qatari agricultural products which will be offered at reasonable and significantly lower prices compared to other markets.
This season, the yards will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7am to 5pm, while the livestock yard and fodder stores will be running throughout the week during the same working hours.
The local farms are all geared up to participate in the Qatari agricultural product areas for this season.
This season is set to witness a large and distinctive presentation of a wide variety of local Qatari vegetables as well as high quality agricultural crops, and Qatari organic vegetables that have attracted the attention of a large number of consumers due to their high quality and low prices.
Other locally-produced products such as honey, fat, milk, eggs and fish will also be provided this season to meet the demand from consumers for high quality Qatari agricultural products at lower prices.
Some of the participating companies will also be offering a wide variety of fresh fruit at reasonable prices to serve consumers.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Municipalities and Environment is also preparing to construct three new areas for Qatari agricultural products in Al Ruways, Al Sheehaniya, and Al Sailiya.
The new yards are set to witness the participation of some 50 Qatari farms, bringing the total number of local farms participating in all the yards to 130.
The farms participating in the Qatari agricultural products yards have made special preparation for this season, which will see a considerable variety of local Qatari vegetables, including greenhouse-grown vegetables.
Over the past five seasons, the Qatari agricultural product yards have garnered huge success attracting a large number of consumers, with around 17,000 tonnes of fresh, local vegetables marketed.
The quantity of local vegetables sold has increased from 884 tonnes in 2012-2013 to reach 5,382 tonnes in 2016-17, representing a six-fold increase in the sales volume over the first season.
(With inputs from QNA)

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