The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture confirms in Saudi ArabiaThe kingdom has made a quantum leap in growing coffee trees by planting an additional 250,000 trees since 2017 and reaching 400,000 trees by the end of last year.
She said through her official Twitter account that the official statistics for 2017 show that the number of trees in Jazan, Asir and Al-Baha did not exceed 150,000 trees.
Several initiatives to support coffee growing
She added that the number of trees in the three regions reached around 250,000 trees between 2018 and 2020 thanks to the support of the Government of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques and the launch of several programs and initiatives.
In addition, the ministry confirmed that the kingdom supports coffee projects through several programs and initiatives, including the initiative to rehabilitate agricultural terraces and the application of rainwater harvesting techniques.
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In addition, an agreement had been reached with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as the Fund’s first project in Saudi Arabia to include coffee in the Fund’s projects.
She also pointed out that the project in the Coffee Development City in the Al-Baha region will start with the planting of more than 300,000 trees, the construction of the largest coffee exhibition in Saudi Arabia and the establishment of an integrated coffee factory with sorting, processing , Roasting and packaging.
Coffee research unit
The ministry announced that a coffee research unit, which is the first of its kind, has been established at the Agricultural Research Center in the Jazan region after its development was approved due to Jazan’s success in coffee growing.
She also reiterated her continued support to increase production in her growing areas, noting that the main objectives of the Sustainable Rural Development Program are to work on the development and development of coffee, marketing it locally and globally and pave the way for more investment in this area.