11 March 2017 (QNA)
Fifth Qatar International Agricultural (Agriteq) Exhibition 2017 will be held from 22-25th March 2017 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. Exhibition will be covering area of 12,000 Sq.m
Hundreds of local and international companies representing agriculture sector will be participating along with public & private sector pertaining to agricultural industries. The State of Qatar has adopted a strategic agricultural plan aimed at achieving self-sufficiency in agricultural products by 2030, and reducing dependence on import of the agriculture products.
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment said that agriculture sector in Qatar contributes more than 4 % towards national GDP. Al Rumaihi referring to a study said 90% of Qatar’s food products were imported.
In a press release as reported by Qatar News Agency, AlRumaihi said Agriteq Exhibition provides an opportunity to gather decision-makers, industry leaders and stakeholders from across the region and the world under one roof. They will exchange experiences and ideas to come up with recommendations and effective solutions that promote optimal investment in agricultural projects and livestock production as well as allowing the local and international companies to establish business and enter into new partnerships in the local market.
Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani, Assistant Undersecretary of Agricultural Affairs, Livestock and Fisheries at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and also Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Organization and Supervision of Agriteq Exhibition said the event will witness an auction where participants will showcase animals and birds to interested farmers and farm owners to buy their favorite species at the best prices.
Objective is to introduce and familarise with the rich animal wealth in Qatar to the investors and experts of the field, Dr. Faleh bin Nasser AlThani told.
He said such events attracts attention and enriches knowledge of children in the field of agriculture and environment.