The prices of locally produced vegetables have dropped by 50% in the produce markets, compared to previous weeks, said Abdulrhaman al-Sulaiti, general supervisor of the yards for selling local agriculture produce at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
He noted that the current prices of vegetables at the yards are the lowest since the start of this agricultural season. For instance, a box of tomatoes was being sold for just QR4 (€1.00), going up to QR14 (€3.50) for greenhouse varieties.
He stressed that the agricultural yards have been highly successful in displaying and selling high-quality local produce while keeping prices at reasonable levels. The products on display are classified and rated according to stipulated quality standards while also ensuring that customers are aware of this, enabling them to compare such items for themselves and select accordingly.
Al-Sulaiti said the MME has always supported both productive and unproductive farms to help them further contribute to the local market. This is done through the distribution of greenhouses among them and supplying them with different types of seeds, fertilisers, insecticides and other necessary items for production.