Speaking to Muscat Daily, Saed al Kharusi, chairman of Omani Agriculture Association in North Batinah governorate said, “The establishment of a branch is a very important step because the governorate enjoys good weather for growing a variety of crops and vegetables. This branch will support Omani farmers, increase local agricultural produce and contribute to the national economy. The branch will also help the farmers in North Sharqiyah benefit from the expertise of other farmers in the region.”
Kharusi elaborated on the association’s objectives.
“The association will cooperate with government agencies concerned with the agricultural sector to solve all problems of Omani farmers. The association will also encourage farmers to use environment-friendly pesticides, avoid harmful chemicals and modern irrigation systems to reduce water consumption. The association will also motivate farmers to grow more seasonal crops, help market their products and open up new markets for them.”