WATCH: Saudi farmer refuses technology, uses bulls for tilling

 

A Saudi man who is over 70 years old spent a part of his life serving the military, to eventually return to his village in al-Namas governorate and work in the tillage and agriculture domain.

However, the old man practices his job in the traditional way, using a bull, bringing back a method almost abandoned in Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed al-Omari went back to his village and bought a number of bulls for tilling, watering, and grinding.

In an interview with Al Arabiya he said: “In my youth, we used to buy a bull to tile and plant the land in Summer and Fall. That was our only income.”

He added: “Now the prices of bulls are much higher because most people have abandoned the profession, but I want to preserve the profession of my ancestors because it is a culture to be proud of.”

“Uncle Mohammed”, as locals call him, is famous in the area because he is the only one still practicing the profession despite the development witnessed in the Saudi agricultural field.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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