(MENAFN- Gulf Times) South Korea has expressed its support for Qatar's food security strategy, according to ambassador Lee Joon-ho, who made the statement in the wake of the recently-held '10th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ)'.
The ambassador lauded the staging of AgriteQ's 10th edition, which saw the participation of around 55 countries. Many South Korean companies have participated in this exhibition to promote their smart farm and agricultural technologies, he pointed out.
“Qatar is pursuing food security as its top priority, and many South Korean smart-farm companies are best capable of providing tailored solutions fit to Qatar's environment. These companies have full experience in achieving great success in many smart farming projects and they are well-equipped with high technologies like cooling systems in greenhouse or water-saving technology.
“I really hope the exhibition had provided us with good opportunities to strengthen our agricultural collaboration and pave the way for concrete smart-farming projects between Qatar and South Korea, Lee told Gulf Times.
According to data provided by the South Korean embassy in Qatar, 11 South Korean firms showcased leading innovations during AgriteQ in the following areas: grain milling and processing facility, tarpaulin, agricultural machinery parts, electric carriages, greenhouse materials and construction, smart farm solutions, vertical indoor farming, green biotech, and agricultural machinery parts and work machinery.
The data also revealed that POMIT, a leader of a South Korean consortium, is a company that specialises in the production of high-value crops using smart farming technology.
POMIT has the capability to produce strawberries from South Korea all year round, thus ensuring a consistent supply of fresh strawberries, the embassy stated.
“POMIT recently signed memoranda of understanding with the UAE and Saudi Arabian markets, and are now actively seeking suitable partners in Qatar to expand their footprint.
“Their focus on producing high-value crops, such as strawberries, wasabi, and ginseng using smart farms underscores their commitment to innovation and sustainable agriculture. With their cutting-edge technology and expertise in the industry, POMIT is poised to become a major player in the global agricultural market,” the embassy added.
Aside from POMIT, other South Korean companies that participated in this year's AgriteQ included Daewoon GSI, Hanil Tarpaulin, Kukje Danjo, LNS, Mokmin Industries, N Thing, Nexton, Nutra-Park, Woosung Precision Industrial, and Nongshim.
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