As a result of the heavy rains coming down on some Indian states, there has been a lull in the vegetable trading in Oman. To ease the situation, Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources dispatched a field team to meet those in charge of administration at the central market for vegetables and fruits.
The Ministry also coordinated with the exporters and those in charge of agricultural quarantine outlets at Al Wajajah Port, Sohar Port, Sohar Central Market, and the General Administration of Customs to facilitate a seamless passage of shipments and supply them directly to the central markets for fruits and vegetables.
These efforts resulted in 2,200 tons of Indian, Pakistani and Iranian onions reach the markets and stabilised the supply chain in Omani markets. Another 1,700 tonnes of onions will reach the market in the coming days, ONA reported.