Second phase of project to localize turmeric cultivation launched in Dhofar

Salalah: The promotional week for the turmeric powder product began in Salalah as part of the outcomes of the development project “The project to localize turmeric cultivation in Dhofar Governorate,” which is being implemented by the General Directorate of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources for the second phase, with funding from the Agricultural and Fisheries Development Fund.

The second phase of the project targets (55) farmers distributed over 25 villages, with a total cultivated area estimated at (4) acres, where production is expected to range from 20 to 25 tons.

The first phase was completed in 2022, as (21) farmers were targeted during that phase within (12) villages from the four different states (Salalah, Taqah, Dhalkut, and Rakhyut).

It was crowned with success and promising results, as the production of (6) tons of fresh organic turmeric was achieved on an area estimated at approximately (1.4) acres.

The project aims to stimulate and encourage farmers to settle the cultivation of turmeric in the Dhofar Governorate as a unique crop with added economic value and its health benefits and high demand locally and globally. It should be noted that the turmeric growing season begins in June and lasts from 6-8 months from planting until harvest time.

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