1,000 banana saplings given to Dhofar farmers

Muscat - 

To support farmers, increase production and cultivate a variety of high-quality bananas, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) distributed 1,000 banana saplings to Omani farmers in Dhofar recently. 

The initiative is part of the ministry’s efforts to reduce the gap between local production and import of fruits to the sultanate.

MoAF will distribute about 9,000 banana seedlings across Dhofar in the coming months. More than 92,000 seedlings were distributed to farmers in 2018 alone according to the ministry. An official at MoAF said, “The Directorate General of Agricultural and Livestock Research distributed 92,201 seedlings to farmers in different parts of the sultanate in 2018.”

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