Saudi Environment Ministry localises banana seedling production

Riyadh, The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) of Saudi Arabia has localised the production of banana seedlings through tissue culture and propagation of several varieties suitable for the Kingdom's climate, especially in Jazan. The ministry's centre for plant tissue culture and biotechnology has successfully cultivated high-quality, disease-free seedlings both in greenhouses and in open fields. This achievement has a significant effect on the agricultural sector, as it boosts sustainability and productivity, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The ministry has launched the first phase of two: to plant 45 million fruit trees on agricultural terraces and four million lemon trees using renewable water by 2030. These initiatives are part of the Saudi Green Initiative, conducted in collaboration with private sector institutions and the Agricultural Development Fund. Source: Bahrain News Agency