In Qatar, 90 percent of the food requirements are met through imports…not coming to grips with this issue could pose serious problems in the future.

Fahd bin Mohammed al Attiyah, chairman of the Qatar National Food Security Program (QNFSP), during a press conference about sustainability.

The Peninsula reports:

Qatar plans to set up some 1,400 agricultural farms covering a total area of 45,000 hectares as part of its strategy to achieve self-sufficiency in food production…

“The Emiri decision No. 45’s objective is to enable QNFSP to work closely with all government agencies here in Qatar, the entire government body structure and all the companies in order to coordinate and to work in a task force designed to put together a detailed master plan ready by 2013.

This master plan will take 10 years to implement till 2023 when we should have been able to be food secure,” (Attiyah) said.

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