Jazan University Registers 4 New Strains of Coffee Trees in the US Department of Agriculture
Jazan University: Media Department
Jazan University influenced the visitors of its pavilion in the Sustainable Partnerships Conference and the accompanying exhibition held by the Ministry of Education under the slogan "Research and Innovation towards a Prosperous Economy" at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, with the results of its research in the field of coffee cultivation, which began in 2015 through the Center for Environmental Research and Studies, and concluded that coffee cultivation has a high economic return.
The Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Studies at the University, Prof. Dr. Zarraq bin Issa Al-Fayfi, confirmed that the field surveys supported by the Ministry of Education included all mountainous areas from Jazan to the Al-Baha region, and more than 70 strains of coffee trees were studied. In addition 4 new strains were discovered that are considered of high quality and high economic return, and were sent to the US Department of Agriculture for global registration in addition to local registration.
Dr. Zarraq added that water scarcity is one of the most prominent obstacles facing farmers, in addition to the lack of holdings and sufficient areas for coffee cultivation and increasing production, noting that researchers have worked to find solutions to eliminate pests that may pose a threat to coffee cultivation.
Dr. Zarraq informed that Jazan University has implemented a large number of training courses and workshops for farmers in the field of developing coffee cultivation and improving production according to modern scientific methods to increase production, in conjunction with conducting scientific research and field studies.