Local council of Darkush, Western Idlib, organizes first pomegranate festival

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة معن سلطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 أكتوبر، 2018 7:06:35 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي زراعة

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On Tuesday, the local council of the town of Darkush, 24 kilometers west of Idlib city, Northern Syria, held the town’s first pomegranata festival.

About 40 pomegranate farmers participated in the festival along with representatives of civil society organizations. The festival included a competition for the best pomegranate in the area, in addition to a stage play for children.

One of the competition judges said that they evaluated the quality of the local fruits according to their size, firmness, and clarity of seeds, while the quality of French pomegranates according to their outer skin, gloss, and fragility.

Mohammad Salim, a farmer, said that he grows several kinds of pomegranates in his orchard, such as French, sweet, sour, and yellow pomegranates, adding that he participated in the festival to say to the world that he is not a terrorist.

Another farmer called Yasser put a pomegranate fruit on a missile as a message to the international community, saying that “We are peaceful people, not terrorists,” according to Yasser.

Darkush is famous for its fruit trees, especially pomegranates, due to its plentiful water and good soil.

In the past years, the pomegranate production declined due to poor weather conditions, bombings by the Syrian government forces on farmlands, and the lack of demand, in addition to the severe lack in agricultural equipment and the high price of others.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة معن سلطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 أكتوبر، 2018 7:06:35 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي زراعة
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