Ramallah-Nisaa FM- Al-Ahsa factories produce a variety of products from dates, which has increased demand
The global production of dates reached 8.8 million tons. The Kingdom is among the leading countries producing the finest qualities of dates in the world. There are 157 date factories in the Kingdom, which are producing various types of dates for the local consumption as well as for export.
Saudi Arabia ranked second in the world in the production of dates, making up 17 percent of the total world production. Above, Saudi women work at a dates packaging factory in Al Ahsa.
Saudi women work at a dates packaging factory. Al Ahsa region which is said to be home to the world’s largest oasis with ideal climatic conditions and an abundant water table, it alone boasts over 10 million palms.
Saudi women working in the industrial sector had reached 17,000 in 2019.
A Saudi woman drives a forklift material handling heavy equipment to load and unload cartons of dates as well as transport them from sorting division to the packaging section and then to warehouses.
Al-Ahsa factories currently produce a variety of products from dates, which has increased demand and contributed to the country’s food security.
Al-Ahsa, in eastern Saudi Arabia, is one of the greenest regions and the largest date-palm oasis in the world, with about 3 million trees spread across 30,000 acres.
There are 157 date factories in the Kingdom, which are producing various types of dates for the local consumption as well as for export.
A Saudi woman drives a forklift to transport dates.