Qatari farms expected to increase vegetable production

The Director of the Agricultural Affairs Department at the Ministry of Municipality, told local Arabic daily Arrayah that total volume of vegetable production stood at 102,000 tonnes last year and this season is set to witness a growth.

The local Qatari farms are expected to record an increase of 2% to 3% in vegetable production. Youssef Khaled al-Khulaifi, director of the Agricultural Affairs Department at the Ministry of Municipality, told local Arabic daily Arrayah that total volume of vegetable production stood at 102,000 tonnes last year and this season is set to witness a growth. This is the result of a slew of projects, being implemented by the ministry while supporting and encouraging the local farmers.
 
Al-Khulaifi said the department is working to encourage farms by launching various agricultural initiatives and providing support and services to farmers. Farms are urged to adopt modern methods and systems for farming, such as greenhouses and hydroponics.
These are in addition to implementing many programmes and procedures in order to preserve natural resources and water. The department also provides technical support to farmers while working to raise the capabilities of farm supervisors through guidance and modern production and marketing methods in order to increase production as well as reduce costs in vegetable cultivation.

“The agricultural census project, which is being implemented in cooperation with Qatar University (QU), helps evaluate agricultural decisions, strategies and production expectations during upcoming events in Qatar while allowing appropriate decisions to be taken,” al-Khulaifi said.

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