The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) signed an agreement on Wednesday with Al Jisr Foundation to engage 20 women in Dhofar governorate for cheese production.
The deal was signed by H E Dr Saud Hamoud al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, and Dina al Khalili, head of Al Jisr Foundation.
The project targets 20 women camel-milk producers who will make high-quality camel-milk cheese.
The project’s objectives are to support Omani camel breeders and shepherds, women and jobseekers in rural communities in Dhofar, and develop a processing unit for sustainable production of camel-milk derivatives.
The project will provide equipment and training courses to women to enhance their knowledge, develop managerial and technical skills, enhance productivity in a sustainable way.