CAIRO - 10 April 2023: Citizens of Al-Qusayr city in Red Sea governorate in Egypt are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency as they started 6 years ago, paving a farm within the most important mountain valleys in the city.
The farm, called Al-Quwaih, produces large quantities of vegetables and fruits during the current days, which are sold in an outlet designated for them in the city of Quseir, and quantities are also sold in the city of Hurghada.
The governorate seeks to expand the cultivation process in that farm after the success of the experiment as a start, where citizens achieve self-sufficiency in vegetables, fruits, pourtly and dairy, especially as the farm's location is close to groundwater.
Mahmoud Abu Bakr, director of the Al-Quwaih farm, said that Al-Quwaih has an area cultivated so far of 120 acres, which includes various crops, including vegetables and fruits, as well as palm trees, onions, carrots, and other vegetables.
The farm manager added that before planting, a study was made on the types of vegetables suitable for the percentage of salinity, as it is high in that area between 2500 to 3000 degrees, as cucumbers were previously cultivated, but its productivity began to gradually decrease, and studies are being conducted to grow it again.
Fruits, lemons, mangoes, and tangerines are grown on large areas, while palm cultivation is also one of the best produced crops, especially since the cultivated variety is of high quality and is called the replaced palm, which is the king of dates, stressing that all the company’s products are sold in a special outlet and permanently in the city of Qusayr.
He revealed that the Al-Quwaih farm includes 4 groundwater wells, whose depths range from 50 to 100 meters, through which 30 meters per hour are pumped instead of groundwater, and to reach the goal, which is the self-sufficiency of the people of the city of Qusayr and then the Red Sea governorate in general, by establishing similar farms in each city, and there is an idea and plan to establish a dairy farm inside the farm as well as pourtly to gradually complete self-sufficiency thereof.