Mango Festivals are Observed in Al-Qunfudah as Production Increases

Mango Festivals are Observed in Al-Qunfudah as Production Increases

RIYADH: This week marks the 13th season of the mango festival in the Red Sea coastal city of Al-Qunfudah, Saudi Arabia. The event, which started on Tuesday and will last for five days, is being organised by the Makkah branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture.

The festival’s organizers want to boost the Kingdom’s agricultural sector, assist farmers with marketing, and raise awareness of mangoes and other agricultural products. Locally grown mango varieties in Al-Qunfudah include Tommy Atkins, Sensation, and Langra.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, over 3,000 farmers in the city own nearly 500,000 mango trees, which yield over 45,000 tonnes of mangoes a year.

The governor of the Makkah Region, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, and the Director General of the Makkah Region branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture, Majid Al-Khalif, are among the guests attending the mango festival.

Al-Khalif says, “The mango festival is regarded as a marketing window, anticipated by people annually because it draws shoppers and those looking for high-quality agricultural products.” The festival offers guest activities like a heritage corner, contests with prizes, games, and farmer education sessions.

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