The Hydroponic Trial and Demonstration Center was opened in Al Khor on Tuesday. Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO), AGRICO and Yara International ASA (Norway) had signed a Cooperation Agreement on October 15, 2018 to establish a Hydroponic Trial and Demonstration Center in Qatar to test local greenhouse technologies, nutrient management and best horticultural practices.
The objective is to develop a sustainable crop management system suited for the Qatari climate that achieves high yields and productivity while conserving precious local water resources and limiting any negative impact of vegetables production on the local environment.
The Trial and Demonstration Center’s growing area is 3,750 square meters and is established on a plot near AGRICO Farm in Al Khor.
Multiple training sessions are planned during the growing season. Furthermore, the Center is conducting workshops for schools and institutions who are interested to learn more about agriculture and hydroponics.