Workshop on steaming date, use of treated water begins

MUSCAT: The Knowledge Workshop at Al Ramis started a specialised training on Monday in the field of date fumigation using Co2 Fume technology. The training is being organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in cooperation with the Agricultural and Fisheries Development Fund. The event has the participation of 14 trainees from the Ministry of Agriculture and 14 specialists from the private sector, which will continue for three days. The workshop comes within the framework of the proposed implementation of three training workshops on date fumigation and management post-harvest operations and modern methods of establishing date plants. Eng Khater bin Mohammed al Alawi, Director of Agricultural and Animal Marketing Department, pointed out.

The director of the Omani Dates Marketing Project (NAFA) is of the view for developing skills and the expertise and perceptions of workers in the field of marketing and manufacture of Omani dates is being done by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries which is doing its utmost to promote the agricultural sector in the Sultanate. Al Alawi added that the programme of the specialised training workshop will be theoretical and practical. The most important practical applications to evaporate dates under and inside and the lectures on the importance of fumigation and its types and what are the permissible limits. A workshop on using treated water was also conducted. — ONA