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DOHA: Ministry of Municipality and Environment has signed an agreement with a private company to adopt advanced technology for boosting agricultural produce in the country. The initiative aims to strengthen food security in the country.
A cooperation agreement has been signed between the Ministry and the Vito Middle East WLL, Qatar, in agriculture and food security sector at the headquarters of the Agriculture and Fisheries Department at Al Mansour Tower, said a release.
The two sides agreed on cooperation in the field of agricultural development and food security through joint venture projects in research, development and studies on research and development and agricultural guidance.
The signing ceremony was attended by Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment for Agriculture and Fisheries at the Ministry, CEO of Vito Middle East company, ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, Masoud Jarallah Al Marri, Director of Agricultural Research Department, Hamad Sakit Al Shammari, Deputy Director of Agricultural Research Department.
The projects aim at digging deep in understanding technical and economic issues for the development of plants, animals and fish resources to boost sustainable development in Qatar.
The Ministry, represented by the Agriculture and Fisheries Affairs Department, is trying to adopt the latest advanced technologies and equipment to enhance and develop its agricultural research to increase the productivity of local crops, livestock and fisheries.
Qatar welcomes all potential industry leaders who wanted to make benefit from their knowledge and expertise to help meet all sustainable development needs in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Ministry is keen to sign and implement agreements of Qatari cooperation based on mutual cooperation to support the food security programme and to increase the self-sufficiency rate of the country in food. Vito Middle East Qatar, is a European independent research and technology company in the fields of clean technology and sustainable development. It is a regional government company, 100 owned by the regional government by Flanders, Belgium. Vito has been accredited as a non-profit organization by the European Commission, aiming to build local knowledge.
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