The 10th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition 2023 which will be held from 15-19 March at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, Qatar
25 March 2023, 12:00 AM
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Municipality announced during a press conference held today the launch of the activities of the 10th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ) 2023 which will be from the 15-19 March at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center with the participation of more than 55 countries.
Qatar’s International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ) was launched to act as an accelerator to achieving the goals of Qatar National Food Security Strategy.
In this context, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Exhibition, and Director of the Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality Eng. Mohammed Ali Al Khoury said the keenness of Qatar to organise the exhibition confirms the increasing interest of the country in the agricultural sector in recent years, with the aim of achieving great leaps in local production to increase self-sufficiency rates and achieve food security, especially after the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, and the interruption in supply chains around the world, which made achieving self-sufficiency a very vital matter for various countries.
He added during the press conference that the exhibition is a direct gateway to accessing the latest global technological innovations that support the national trend towards expanding agricultural production to meet local demand for food products, according to the objectives of the "comprehensive plan for food security".
Al Khoury pointed out to the success of the exhibition during the past sessions, which had the greatest impact on raising self-sufficiency rates of vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, and eggs.
Since its inception 10 years ago, AgriteQ has been at the forefront of providing a full-fledged platform for local and international agriculture stakeholders to exchange expertise, discover trends and developments, and seize business opportunities in this vital sector.
More than 675 exhibiting companies from the agriculture, food, and animal production sectors will participate in the exhibition, including 523 companies outside Qatar, including 523 companies outside Qatar.
Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the exhibition Dr Mohammad Saif Al Kuwari said that about 50 speakers will participate in the conference to present 50 scientific research papers over a period of 5 days, indicating that the number of attendees registered to date at the conference site has reached about 1,500 participants.
Al Kuwari reviewed the work programme of the scientific conference, as the first day will be devoted to initiatives, opportunities and projects in the agricultural sector around the world. While the second day will be devoted to studies and research, and reviewing scientific papers from the Ministry of Municipality, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, companies operating in the agricultural sector, and some scientists at national universities and research centres.
The third day of the conference will discuss home farming and the "Gharsa" initiative.
The fourth day will include workshops on raising awareness of food safety, and reviewing the National Food Security Strategy 2023-2030.
While the fifth and final day will be devoted to agricultural technology and agricultural services, in addition to other topics that include innovation to confront climate change, environmental preservation.
It is worth noting that the exhibition will host specialized display areas, which will present to the public its production of fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as the honey and dates market, as well as holding daily cooking shows, to prepare a wide range of traditional Qatari dishes using local products.
Qatar AgriteQ 2023