First Almond Festival to be held in Bahrain in July

Manama, June 28 (BNA): The Undersecretary of Agriculture and Marine Resources at the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture, Dr. Khaled Ahmed, announced that the Almond Festival will be held in Bahrain next month for the first time.

The first edition of the festival will be held at the Bahrain Farmers Market site in the Budaiya Botanical Garden on July 8 and 15.

He pointed out that the ministry intends to hold the Almond Festival every year to attract citizens, residents and citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, noting that it will include a group of events that will attract visitors and highlight the progress witnessed by the agricultural sector in the Kingdom.

He added that the ministry, in cooperation with sponsors, headed by the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NAAD) and the Bahraini Agricultural Cooperative Society, is keen to ensure the distinction of the new festival, based on the impressive success of the Bahraini farmers market. .

He indicated that almond varieties will be displayed during the event, and the ministry will plant 1,000 almond seedlings on the sidelines of the festival.

The festival will also shed light on the processing industries of almonds, and provide information on almond varieties, methods of cultivation, and pests exposed to them. It will also include educational activities for children related to almonds, as the almond tree is part of the local heritage.

The Undersecretary affirmed that the Almond Festival will provide a platform for Bahraini farmers to market their products, as well as motivate them to increase their production of almonds, and to introduce new varieties.

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