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Bahrain Farmers’ Market opens celebrating healthy diet

TDT | Manama

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Celebrating the need for a green, fresh and healthy diet, amid the threats posed by COVID-19 variants, the ninth edition of Farmers’ market opened doors yesterday at Budaiya Botanical Garden.

The market, which returns after a year-long hiatus, showcases produces from 37 framers and four farming companies. 


This year’s theme is “Our Food... Our Health.”

It features separate sections for farmers, nurseries, agricultural companies, productive families, dates and honey. 


Market doors are open from 07:00 to 13:00 every Saturday until the 27th of March 2022.

Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, opened the market, which highlights healthy diets as a source of sustainability. 


“Bahraini Farmers’ market is an important platform for marketing the products of Bahraini farmers,” the minister said, adding, “The ministry is committed to providing all kinds of support to Bahraini farmers.”

The Undersecretary for Agriculture and Marine Resources at the Work Ministry, Ibrahim Al-Hawaj, Secretary-General of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD), Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, and officials were present. 


The market is as per the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The event follows all health requirements set by the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the COVID-19 pandemic.


Shaikha Maram expressed delight at the resumption of the Bahraini Farmers’ market.

“The market will act as a catalyst for Bahraini farmers to increase their products and compete with top producers,” she said.


For the first time, the market has also opened a special exhibition showcasing Bahrain’s agricultural heritage and agricultural machines used in the past for cultivation, ploughing, planting and harvesting.

The event also opened a photo exhibition in honour of those who contributed to making Bahrain a green paradise of one million palm trees.