13th Omani Honey Mar­ket held at Mus­cat Grand Mall

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The 13th edi­tion of the Omani Honey Mar­ket con­cluded at the Mus­cat Grand Mall on Satur­day.

It was or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries (MoAF) to pro­mote Omani prod­ucts and pro­vide a plat­form for in­ter­ac­tion among honey pro­duc­ers and con­sumers.

Sixty-two api­arists from dif­fer­ent parts of the sul­tanate in ad­di­tion to some com­pa­nies spe­cial­is­ing in sup­ply­ing honey bees took part in the mar­ket. Many types of Omani honey were on dis­play at the mar­ket.

There were also stalls for api­arists to show­case their wide va­ri­ety of prod­ucts. The min­istry also seeks to sub­sidise SMEs op­er­at­ing in honey bee breed­ing and pro­duc­tion by help­ing them mar­ket and find­ing out­lets for their prod­ucts.

Eng Khatir Mo­hammed al Alawi, Director of Agri­cul­ture and An­i­mal Mar­ket­ing Depart­ment in MoAF, said that through or­gan­is­ing the Omani Honey Mar­ket, the min­istry aims to sup­port small and medium en­ter­prises spe­cial­is­ing in honey prod­ucts. “Such mar­kets help pro­mote the Omani honey which is known for its high qual­ity and nu­tri­tional value.”

About 6,500kg of honey prod­ucts un­der­went test­ing by food ex­perts to en­sure the qual­ity of the prod­ucts dis­played at the mar­ket.

Mean­while, the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries said that the num­ber of bee­keep­ers in the sul­tanate has reached 5,336 with 112,068 hon­ey­combs that pro­duced 672,208kg of honey in 2018.

(Sup­plied pho­tos)

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