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Qatar: Project delivers greenhouses to schools to promote self-sufficiency

Project Greenhouse is part of Sahtak Awalan – Your Health First, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar’s (WCM-Q) flagship health campaign, and since its launch it has provided 130 schools across Qatar with greenhouses, soil plant pots and fruit and vegetable seeds. This has allowed children to learn about the environment, sustainability, where their food comes from and most importantly the benefits of healthy eating.

Project Greenhouse is now taking the scheme to the next level and is installing large-scale, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled greenhouses at certain schools. These greenhouses will be used to grow fruit and vegetables under the technical and specialist supervision of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The Ministry will also monitor the distribution of the produce which will be sold through local supermarkets under the brand name Khayr Qatarna. Students will continue to be involved with the greenhouses, learning more about food production and economics.

The initiative was launched at a three-stage event at Qatar National Convention Center. The guests were told the history of Project Greenhouse and the mission and vision of the project through a variety of films, displays and exhibits. The attendees heard about the 130 greenhouses that have been erected at local schools, and the positive impact they have had on children’s health and education. They also heard about how producing food in Qatar will lead to emissions-reductions through the cutting of food miles, and how domestic food production allows Qatar to be self-sustainable.

Read more at Al Bawaba

Publication date: 2/27/2018



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