Qatar's efforts on food security have granted unprecedented stability to the food and agricultural sector in the country, according to a researcher from Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, (Qeeri), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
“Local food production has boomed over the past four years, and farming activities have increased across Qatar. Several market and governmental incentives were put in place to facilitate producers and consumers in supporting local products,' Dr Annamaria Mazzoni, a research associate at Qeeri said in an article.
Dr Mazzoni says that Qatar's efforts at food security proved to be resilient during the Covid-19 epidemic. She noted:“Qatar's quest for food security and sustainability has received much attention over the years and all the sectors in the country have shown the ability to prioritise it and align actions for its realisation.”
Writing in HBKU newsletter Wamdha, the researcher said that the Qatar National Food Security Strategies (2018-2023), is currently undergoing updates, focus on enhancing local food production, the diversification of import sources, building up a strategic reserve to balance food stocks, making optimal use of the country's natural and water resources, and the employment of renewable energies in the agricultural sector.
Derived from MENAFN- Gulf Times, full article available at: https://menafn.com/1103522673/Qatars-food-security-efforts-are-paying-dividends-Qeeri-researcher