Bahrain’s organic farmers are looking to merge age-old wisdom and cutting-edge technology to nurture the food of the future in light of the impact on the supply chain by Covid-19.
Food security is at the forefront of the sustainability development goals, supported by the government, and Northern Farm, in Barbar, has seen a growing interest in recent weeks from families for its sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables.
Ahmed Ayoob, 37, owner and operator of the two-year-old boutique farm, told GulfWeekly: “Orders from our usual clients, high-end restaurants and hotels, have declined but households, especially expat families, have been coming directly to the farm to get their produce and teach their children more about farming, which is great!
“We want to educate people about this sector to show them it is an industry of the future, not just from a bygone era. A growing number of people are genuinely concerned about where their food comes from, and we also want to show them that the kingdom doesn’t have to import all its produce.”