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Saudi Arabia to Halt Exports of Vegetables and Fruit, Okaz Says

August 01, 2012

Saudi Arabia will halt by mid- September exports of fruit and vegetables grown on open land, in a move to conserve water, Okaz reported, citing Abdullah al- Obaid, the deputy agriculture minister.

The ministry gave exporters five years’ notice of the ban, al-Obaid told the newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Manama

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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