Published: 2017-11-10 16:48
Last Updated: 2017-11-10 16:48
Agricultural Work Committees Union in Gaza announced they finally succeeded to harvest pineapples in the besieged coastal enclave, according to AFP.
Musa Jadba, agricultural engineer in charge of the project, told the French Agency that they “succeeded to plant this plant for the first time in the temperate Gaza Strip after [they] have created the environment and climate for their growth."
Farmers were harvesting grown pineapples in a 1,000 square metre greenhouse in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis, which contains 6000 plants.
Jadba said that they started planting pineapples in Gaza 15 months ago as part of a project sponsored by the Dutch government, “4000 plant have succeeded so far, we hope the rest will succeed as well during the coming three months.”
The goal behind the project is to improve the financial situation of farmers, and to reach the point of self-sufficiency, according to Jadba.