The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has concluded the activities of the 7th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition 2019 - AgriteQ - and the first international environmental exhibition - "2019 EnviroteQ".
The four-day event has been a great success in terms of attendance and broad local and regional international organisation and participation, diversity of agricultural, animal, fisheries and environmental offerings and other related activities, conferences and seminars.
The event also witnessed the signing of a number of contracts and memoranda of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and a group of parties to contribute to increasing production and effectively raising the self-sufficiency rates and achieving food security of the products as well as carrying out joint researches in their fields and sectors.
The events were also characterised by the wide participation of companies and local farms that started to work in the market, while some are preparing to launch their products during the coming period.
The exhibition was a success for Qatar.
The exhibition was especially important as a strategic platform for exploring new horizons for upgrading the Qatari agricultural sector as a pillar of food security.
It is a strategic priority to achieve self-sufficiency and innovative environmental solutions to meet current and emerging challenges and an opportunity to share international and local experiences.
The 7th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition witnessed the launch of the "Planting a Million Trees" project, which is part of Qatar's relentless efforts to support the international trend to confront climate change and promote environmental sustainability.
This project is of great importance as it aims at optimising the utilisation of treated water in irrigation and minimising waste of water resources, as well as enhancing biodiversity, improving air quality, increasing green area and reducing emissions.
On the sidelines of the events, many important deals and new agreements were signed between businessmen, farmers and owners of companies.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with a number of prominent national and international entities, as well as the launch of the website Mahaseel "Crops" and open the registration for all Qatari farmers to obtain marketing and agricultural services.
Mohamed Ali al-Khouri, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the exhibition, said in a press statement that this event was the largest as it hosted a series of qualitative activities, led by the farmers' platform, which highlighted the quality and competitiveness of the Qatari agricultural product, as well as interactive and awareness activities for all age groups, including children.
The 7th edition of the Agricultural Exhibition attracted the participation of Qatari farmers who presented their newest agricultural products to the public through a first farmers' platform for the first time in Qatar, forming the largest gathering of Qatari farmers.
More than 86 farms have participated in the event, reflecting the wide presence of national farms and the commitment of farmers to contribute effectively to the continuous efforts to achieve food self-sufficiency through the identification of best practices and the latest technologies used in agriculture.
The Qatar International Agricultural and Environmental Conference was one of the most important events, confirming that it was a major boost to the efforts to achieve agricultural and environmental sustainability locally and globally.
There have been extensive discussions on vital topics and in-depth insights on the latest indicators and best practices in agriculture and environment related sectors that will enhance the role of the agricultural and environmental sectors in Qatar's sustainable development process.
Among the key events is the "Inter-Institutional Matching Platform" to strengthen communication between companies, entrepreneurs, decision-makers and industry leaders from the public and private sectors.
The events also provided an educational platform for children and young people, and contributed to instilling values of sustainability and the consolidation of agricultural and environmental culture, both plant and animal.
The 7th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition and the first Qatar International Environmental Exhibition 2019 reflect Qatar's keen interest in the agricultural and environmental sectors under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
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