The Ninth Qatar International Agricultural and Environmental (Agritech and Envirotech) Exhibition 2022 will tackle climate change among other important issues.

The Ninth Qatar International Agricultural and Environmental (Agritech and Envirotech) Exhibition 2022 is set to take place from March 10 to 14 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre and will shine a spotlight on innovation in agricultural techniques, creating a blueprint to attain food security and sustainable development.

The latest edition will provide an opportunity for industry experts to explore a wide range of agricultural technologies, equipment and related products, meet key decision-makers, gain valuable insights and discover best practices.

Exhibitors are also expected to showcase and promote an array of technologies and innovations on soil cultivation, irrigation systems, plant protection and dairy production, among others.

Under Envirotech, a wide range of products/equipment, services and systems will be highlighted, including recycling, alternative energy systems, waste management, water treatment, waste-to-energy and many more.

Organisers said that the increase in adoption of advanced farming technologies and conducive government policies supporting domestic crop production is one of the factors driving market growth in the country.

Exhibition participant, Qatari agriculturist and Agrico managing director, Nasser Ahmed al-Khalaf, reiterated that such an exhibition, which “has been at the forefront in providing a full-fledged platform for local and international agriculture stakeholders to exchange expertise,” plays a key role in Qatar’s efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in food. The four-day exhibition will feature government sessions, talks, panel discussions, and other sessions that will tackle initiatives and opportunities in Qatar, industry concerns, climate change and ways to preserve the environment and support and showcase research and scientific studies.

In a statement, organisers said: “Protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development are at the forefront of Qatar’s priorities. As one of the first countries to ratify the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1996, Qatar has a longstanding commitment to addressing global environmental challenges. Qatar is an active partner in the international community to confront the climate crisis.

“The event will feature a specialised business matchmaking platform to help exhibitors and visitors meet key decisionmakers from the public and private sectors, through prearranged meetings, to discuss potential opportunities and partnerships.”

The 2021 edition of the exhibition witnessed more than 300 exhibitors from 42 countries participating. Besides attracting more than 8,500 local and international visitors, it also saw a 28% increase in the number of participants from various countries and 61% locally. ✤