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Qatar will start exporting food items from 2019

Qatar will start exporting foodstuff from 2019, an authority from the Ministry of Municipalities and Environment said, reported Peninsula Qatar.

Dr Mohammed bin Saif Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Director of the Center for Environmental and Municipal Studies, told Al Arab newspaper in an interview that Qatar is witnessing high rate of self-sufficiency in food.


"Qatar has figured out how to develop vegetables of numerous types, to double livestock and poultry numbers and to accomplish high level of independence in dairy items, milk, red meat and eggs," he said.

The Ministry's figures indicated that 2019 will see export of foodstuff like vegetables, dairy products, meat and poultry, adding that this is a great achievement for Qatar in light of the Gulf crisis affecting the region, Al Kuwari added.

The ministry has overseen 100% self-sufficiency in poultry segment. 98 percent in frozen poultry items and about 85% in dairy.

These are amazing markers of mindful advancement in a brief timeframe, both from Ministry and private part, which assumed an expansive job in relieving the illegal blockade.

Since the flare-up of the blockade, the Department of Animal Wealth at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has assumed a functioning role in giving the nearby market sheep, poultry and other nourishment items.

The office additionally helped opening up new markets that have empowered to raise quality and reduce prices.

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