Under the patronage of H.E. Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, the Ministry of Municipality and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change will organize the 9th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ) and the 3rd International Environmental Exhibition (EnviroteQ), at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from March 10 to 14, with the participation of more than 650 local and international bodies from the sectors of agriculture, environment, food and animal production.
Mohammed Ali Al Khoury, Director of the Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Exhibition, underlined the importance of the two exhibitions as a strategic and effective platform to explore new horizons to advance the Qatari agricultural sector which comes at the forefront of strategic priorities to achieve self-sufficiency, and offer innovative environmental solutions to meet current and emerging challenges and an opportunity to exchange international and local experiences.
Al Khoury added:
"The exhibitions will be the largest international trade event organized in the State of Qatar since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that nearly 50 countries will participate in the exhibitions through their embassies and commercial offices in Doha.
The exhibitions attract wide interest in light of the vital agricultural projects and promising investment opportunities in Qatar, as well as the unlimited government support to stimulate agricultural, livestock, and fish production, and enhance the marketing of the national agricultural products."
"The State of Qatar's keenness to organize the agricultural exhibition confirms its increasing interest in the agricultural sector in recent years, with the aim of achieving major leaps in local production to increase self-sufficiency rates and achieve food security. Meanwhile, the environmental exhibition is an effective platform and an opportunity to allow pioneers to explore promising opportunities within the vital sector in Qatar and directly access to modern technologies related to water treatment, waste management, smart agriculture and others."
For his part, Yousef Khalid Al Khulaifi, Director of the Agricultural Affairs Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee, said:
"The agricultural sector in the State of Qatar has made qualitative leaps in the past few years in the volume and quality of production, through the implementation of many projects, programs and initiatives to contribute to increasing agricultural production, and achieving self-sufficiency rates targeted by the National Food Security Strategy, which made the State of Qatar ranks first among Arab countries in the Global Food Security Index for the year 2021, for the second time in the last three years."
"The exhibition will be an opportunity to enhance prospects for cooperation and exchange of experiences between local and international institutions and companies, to enhance investment in agricultural projects, and facilitate access to everything new in the world of technological innovations that would advance the growth of agricultural production and achieve food security, pointing to the signing of a number of agreements and memoranda of cooperation between government and private agencies to support the agricultural and environmental sectors on the sidelines of the two exhibitions."
He confirmed the participation of more than 150 Qatari companies, including 60 agricultural companies, 50 food industries companies, 25 environmental companies, in addition to a number of companies concerned with livestock and veterinary affairs. Meanwhile, the farmers market will see the participation of 80 local farms, along with the participation of 50 local producers in the honey and dates market, and 10 of the largest landscaping companies in the nursery market.
He noted that the large participation of commercial delegations and representatives of chambers of commerce from some countries, in addition to the participation of embassies and local and international companies, makes the 2022 edition the largest since the launch of the two exhibitions.
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