Successful Conclusion of the Seventh Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition and the First Qatar International Environmental Exhibition of 2019

The Seventh Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition and the First Qatar International Environmental Exhibition organized by the State of Qatar as represented by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment from the 19th to the 22nd of current March at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center have been highly applauded by the public, local, regional and international exhibitors. The exhibitors praised the excellence of the Exhibition in terms of organization, diversification of the agricultural and environmental exhibits from the various world countries and the wide-scale participation of the local companies and farms which initiated their business in the market and some of them shall even market their products for the first time within the future period.

Exhibitors and visitors confirmed that the Exhibition is considered one of the successes realized by the State of Qatar in terms of the orientation to achieve development in the agricultural field and realize food self-sufficiency. The Exhibition is especially important as it is considered a strategic platform for discovering new horizons to upgrade the Qatari agricultural sector in its capacity as the nucleus of food security which comes in the forefront of the strategic priorities to realize self-sufficiency. Besides, the Environmental Exhibition shall be an effective platform for launching innovative environmental solutions in order to address the current and emergent challenges and an opportunity for exchanging international and local expertise.

In the last day of the Exhibition, last Friday, the Exhibition has been extended to 10:00 PM where tremendous numbers of the public and especially families have been keen to tour its various sections and pavilions. They bought large quantities of vegetables and other agricultural products exhibited at the Farmers’ Market.

The 4-day event hosted 434 exhibitors from 50 countries in addition to about 40 thousand visitors. This is a clear and powerful indication of the interest in participating in this International Exhibition in the light of the attention and infinite support provided by our wise leader His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar (may Allah protect him), and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior. Qatar pays its utmost attention to developing the agricultural sector and realizing food security which is a major strategic priority for the country in the light of the endeavors to discover new horizons for agricultural investment in Qatar, taking into consideration the allocation of an annual amount of 70 million in order to promote the agricultural, livestock and fish production and support the marketing operations of the national agricultural products as a means to realize the objectives of food self-sufficiency.

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment