Kuwaiti Farmer grow the Basmati Rice in Kuwait

August 27, 20150

ricefieldA Kuwaiti farmer has managed to grow basmati rice in Kuwait for the first time. Yusuf Al-Kirbani told KUNA, Kuwait News Agency, that despite tough conditions he has grown Indian basmati rice on his farm in the Al Wafra area.

He said basmati requires heavy neutral soils like clay, clay loam and loamy, that are capable of holding water for longer periods, So he used cultivation basins without holes to hold water. He also attempted to produce black tomatoes and white strawberry.

*Basmati is a variety of long, slender grain aromatic rice which is traditionally from India and Pakistan. In 2014, India supplied 65 percent of the overseas basmati rice market. ‘Basmati’ derives from the Sanskrit word vasmati, meaning ‘fragrant’. It is believed to have been cultivated in the Indian subcontinent for centuries.


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