Minister of Municipality HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie with Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan HE Erbol Qarasukeev.
Doha: Minister of Municipality HE Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie affirmed that the State of Qatar, under the guidance of HH Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, pays great attention to the development of economic sectors of the country in general and the agricultural sector in particular, since it is one of the vital sectors for achieving food security.
The Ministry of Municipality, in its relentless pursuit towards achieving the goals of the state in this regard, has taken all measures to achieve the goals of food security, as this is one of the main and important pillars that the State must achieve during this period. in proportion to the great renaissance that the country is experiencing at all levels, said the Minister of Municipality in his speech at the opening of the 9th International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ) and the 3rd International Environmental Exhibition (EnviroteQ ) today at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center .
He noted that the Ministry of Municipality has an important responsibility to develop the agricultural sector in the country and achieve sustainable development, which effectively contributes to the achievement of food security by increasing local production to reduce the gap between local production and consumption; therefore, by raising the level of self-sufficiency in agricultural products, Qatar gains a comparative advantage in its production. The Minister stressed that the preservation and sustainable development of Qatar’s environment for future generations must be taken into consideration as well as the conservation of the country’s natural resources, especially those related to the elements of land and water. .
The Minister of Municipality stressed that sustainable development can only pass through the development of policies and plans based on well-studied scientific foundations, so that those judicious decisions are made that encourage the process of economic progress in the country. , noting that the agriculture and food security strategy in the country is based on achieving self-sufficiency, securing food supply chains, strategic storage and international trade inspired by the noble vision of the wise leaders and the Qatar National Vision 2030, which seek to achieve self-sufficiency in the state in all aspects of food, through the holding of international expos which are a forum for farmers, producers and interested persons as well as production companies and consumers.
He said that Qatar uses renewable energy to implement best practices in the development of the agricultural sector, makes better use of limited natural resources, strives to preserve the environment, stabilize agricultural food markets, develop investments in agriculture and fisheries, and provided guarantees for the private sector to invest in this area, emphasizing that the food security of the State of Qatar is part of the food security in its Arab, regional and international environment.