Fertile market: Saudi farms ready to welcome tourists

Fertile market: Saudi farms ready to welcome tourists
A saudi gardener picks roses in Taif. (SPA)
Updated 28 April 2018

Fertile market: Saudi farms ready to welcome tourists

Fertile market: Saudi farms ready to welcome tourists
  • The SCTH believes agritourism represents a fertile environment for future development
  • Agriculture and rural tourism will also strengthen coherence between city dwellers and the rural population

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s farmers will be encouraged to open their farms to visitors under plans to diversify tourism in the Kingdom and take advantage of the worldwide popularity of agritourism.

Majed Al-Sheddi, SCTH director general of media relations, said agritourism in the Kingdom could create a new tourist market, strengthen social and cultural ties between different communities. 

Agricultural and rural tourism workshops for entrepreneurs and farmers have been organized by the SCTH in all Saudi provinces. More than 80 licenses for agricultural tourism have been issued in Riyadh, Qassim, Al-Ahsa, Hail, Tabuk, Najran, Jeddah, Madinah and Taif. 

The SCTH believes agritourism represents a fertile environment for future development and investment in the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030 as it will help both farmers and the tourists.

Agriculture and rural tourism will also strengthen coherence between city dwellers and the rural population by sharing the Kingdom’s potential and accomplishments among different regions, the SCTH said.