Agricultural expert Abdullah Al-Nimri revealed to “Okaz” that the program “Comprehensive Quality Management for Taif Roses” had been prepared, which included a set of studies and research aimed at improving its production system, especially the agricultural sector, pointing out that the program indicated the high profitability of Taif rose farmers. to 400%, after it was 100%.
He pointed out that the operating costs of a 1,000-square-meter dunam amount to 6,000 riyals, and the direct income ranges between 24-29 thousand riyals. He said, “The program revealed that the Taif rose as an industry provides 480 small projects, 160 medium projects, 24 major projects, and 1,800 seasonal jobs, and it also provides 30% of jobs for female elements, and the festival that was held on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr last was distinguished.” However, it lacks strong scientific programs such as international festivals, such as exhibitions specialized in industrial and agricultural development, due to their importance to the segments of producers.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources sent questionnaires to rose manufacturers to explore the challenges they face and their satisfaction with net profit. “Okaz” learned that the ministry sent a number of exploratory axes about factories and their activities, the most prominent procedures that were followed to obtain factory licenses within agricultural lands, the challenges they faced during the issuance of the license, whether the net profit was profitable, the extent to which opportunities were available in this field, and how the idea of establishing a factory first emerged. inside agricultural land. The Ministry asked them to propose the facilities that the Ministry of Industry could provide to enable the idea of establishing a factory on agricultural land.