Doha, – Under the patronage of HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the fifth Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017) inaugurated Wednesday.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, will run until Saturday March 25 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

HE Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi opened the exhibition which was attended by Oman’s Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Dr. Fuad bin Jafar Al Sajwani, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Dr. Jose Graziano Da Silva, and a number of heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar.

Agriteq is considered an ideal platform for participants to exchange expertise and experiences among industry peers as well as connect with high-level officials and industry leaders to discuss trends and opportunities in Qatar’s agricultural market, expecting more than 100 local, regional and international companies from the agriculture sector.

HE Al Rumaihi pointed out that the directives of thehave had significant impact on making this year’s edition of Agriteq a great success on the local and international level, underlining the event’s main objective which revolves around offering extensive support to agriculture, livestock production and fisheries in Qatar to help attract foreign expertise, technologies and businesses, as well as emphasize the role of Qatari farms to achieve self-sufficiency in fruits and vegetables.

He added that the outcome of Agriteq 2017 will contribute effectively to making the future of agriculture in Qatar more promising from a business and economic perspective, thereby helping achieve food security HE Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani, assistant undersecretary of agricultural affairs, livestock and fisheries at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and the head of the exhibition’s steering committee, said that the agricultural industry in Qatar is seeing remarkable development due to efforts in product marketing and pursuing new opportunities in fishery, agricultural and livestock projects which address a large aspect of the country’s needs.

He further commended the notable participation of local, regional and international businesses in the event to learn about the latest modern technologies in agriculture and fisheries, as well the participation of Qatari farms and local agricultural product yards, who represent 50 percent of the participating exhibitors.

Source: Qatar News Agency