Sales of locally produced vegetables amounted to 301 tonnes in January as part of the initiative to market Premium Qatari vegetables, launched by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
Qatar could become an exporter of several agricultural products at some point in the future, an expert from the US told Gulf Times.
The introduction of excellent quality local agricultural products at the Central Market in Doha's Abu Hamour has substantially helped in reducing prices of many varieties of vegetables.
Head of agricultural affairs department at the ministry, Adel al-Kaldi, said the current season includes more produce and a larger number of participating farmers.
Despite the economic blockade on Qatar by some Gulf Arab states, the Central Market in Doha continues to receive high quality fresh fruits and vegetables daily, mostly imported from Turkey and Iran.