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Posted On: 16 September 2019 09:04 am
Updated On: 16 September 2019 09:09 am

Qatar achieves significant increase in agricultural self-sufficiency ratios

Khadiza Begum
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The Director of Food Security Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) Masoud Jarallah Al Marri, confirmed that the local production of all agricultural products has achieved a significant increase in the framework of the efforts to achieve self-sufficiency and food security in the country.

Al Marri said today in a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that the self-sufficiency rate of dairy products in Qatar is currently 106 percent, poultry 124 percent, fresh vegetables 27 percent, table eggs 28 percent and red meat 18 percent.

Livestock also had increases in growth rates, the largest being cattle numbers of around 34 percent, he said.

He pointed out that the total number of livestock currently in Qatar is about one million and 600 thousand head, broken down to 1,000,073 sheep, 429,664 goats, 40,857 cows and 128,798 camels.

In this regard, Al Marri talked about the significant increase in marketing programs for local vegetables of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, reaching 78 tons in August 2019 compared to 35 tons in August 2018.

(Source: Qatar News Agency - QNA)