KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti farmer, Yusuf Swilem Al-Kribani, has managed to grow basmati rice in Kuwait for the first time. Despite adverse conditions, he grew the Indian basmati on his farm in Wafra. Eventual success has capped many failure attempts, Kribani told KUNA yesterday. He added that basmati needs a soil capable of holding water for longer periods, such as heavy neutral soils (clay, clay loam and loamy), and be overwhelmed by water.
So Kribani used closed cultivation basins with no holes. He pointed to other personal attempts to produce black tomatoes and white strawberries. This is a message that Kuwait is able to grow most crops, he noted – KUNA