HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of Cabinet Affairs Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaei said that Qatar National Vision 2030 includes building a strong food system that supports a diversified, competitive economy that strikes a balance between economic development and social and environmental ones to achieve prosperity for its people and the world.
In a speech at the UN Food Systems Summit that was held in New York via video conference, he said that food security in Qatar has become a national security issue. He said that Qatar's food system has become a model for resiliency.
He noted that the Qatar Food Systems National Dialogue that took place recently with participation from the public and private sector, saw participants stress the need to address food waste in co-operation with retailers, in order to achieve one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The dialogue that was organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment in August came as part of the preparations for the UN Food Systems Summit. It also provided an opportunity to discuss the development of the food system in Qatar, as well as the challenges and opportunities it faces.
The summit aims to make progress on all the 17 sustainable development goals. It also focuses on ways to have a more healthy, fair, and sustainable food system, along with raising awareness on reforming said systems.