Khayr Qatarna showcased at Agro-Food Oman Expo
April 23 2019 08:01 PM
Qatari and Omani officials at the Agro-Food Oman exhibition in Muscat.
Qatari and Omani officials at the Agro-Food Oman exhibition in Muscat.


Khayr Qatarna initiative, which is launched by Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar, is participating in the Agro-Food Oman exhibition in Muscat.

'Sahtak Awalan - Your Health First' has showcased its Khayr Qatarna initiative, which teaches secondary school students about food security, agriculture and commerce.

'Sahtak Awalan' initiative brought a booth to Agro-Food Oman to share the success of Khayr Qatarna with the international community and demonstrate the potential for engaging the younger generation with the agriculture sector, which many countries in the region have identified as a key area for economic growth and diversification.

Chief Communications Officer at WCM-Q, Nesreen al-Rifai, said that Khayr Qatarna has been greeted with great enthusiasm by students in Qatar and is raising awareness about the crucial importance of environmental issues, sustainability and food security.

"Agro-Food Oman gives us the perfect platform for showcasing the success of Khayr Qatarna to the international community, so that others can learn how they too can inspire their young people to embrace environmental sustainability, food security and healthy eating," she said.

Launched in 2018, the innovative Khayr Qatarna initiative has installed large-scale climate-controlled greenhouses at ten secondary schools across Qatar, giving students the chance to learn how to cultivate a wide range of crops.

The three-day exhibition held under the patronage of the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth and brings together more than 150 companies and organisations from all over the world.

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