The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) will launch the fifth edition of the annual Mahaseel Festival on Wednesday and it will go on until January 2.
Qatar , Qatar
23 December 2020, 12:00 AM
02 January 2021, 12:00 AM
The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) will launch the fifth edition of the annual Mahaseel Festival, in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, on Wednesday.
Mahaseel Festival will open on December 23 and run until January 2 from 9am to 9pm at Katara’s Southern Area, after which the Mahaseel souq will continue to be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31, according to Katara’s social media post.
The festival will include 45 stalls representing about 28 Qatari farms and 9 national companies specialized in the production of meat, eggs, poultry, milk and its derivatives, in addition to the participation of the flower, roses and ornamental plants sector, which is represented by 8 nurseries.
Last year’s edition coincided with the inauguration of the Farmers’ Forum office, a first-of-its-kind in Qatar which plays an important role in the agricultural sector by bringing owners of farms together to exchange experiences, providing workshops and seminars that contribute to the development of local agricultural production, and encouraging investment in agricultural projects.
This year's festival is expected to witness a great turnout by the public, as the festival represents a valuable opportunity for all owners of Qatari farms and investors in the agricultural sector to display and market their distinctive and diverse local products of vegetables, dates, agricultural crops, food products, and livestock.
General Manager of Katara Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said on this occasion that Mahaseel Festival has become an important economic tributary that contributes to supporting the national economy, encourages investment in the agricultural and livestock sector, and stimulates the opening of important productive projects that serve the food security system.