Farm produce yards do brisk business
June 12 2017 01:08 AM
One of the agricultural produce yards.

The Qatari agricultural produce yards at Al Mazrouah, Al Khor and Al Thakhira and Al Wakrah sold 718 tonnes of fresh vegetables in April, according to a report by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)’s Agriculture Affairs Department. 
The report also states that sales in the sixth season of the Qatari products initiative amounted to 5,113 tonnes of fresh vegetables until the end of April.
The total quantity of fruits sold was 112 tonnes in April, bringing the overall sales figure for the season to 919 tonnes. 
Further, the report shows that 17.2 tonnes of fish was sold in April, with the total for the season amounting to 142.8 tonnes. 
Meanwhile, sales at the Al Mazrouah yard over the season amounted to 8,621 heads of livestock, 30,163 poultry birds and 14,327 trays of locally produced eggs. 
The report also points out that the total sales of locally produced honey during the season amounted to 7,808kg. 
Similarly, a report by the department said 65,484kg of locally produced distinguished Qatari products was sold in April, with an average of 2,183kg a day. Around 49,826kg of these were sold at Al Meera Consumer Goods Company outlets while 15,658kg was marketed through other shopping centres.
Cucumbers accounted for around 33% of such products, followed by tomatoes.

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