On its way to self-sufficiency in the agricultural field, Qatar has adopted several projects, the latest of which was the inauguration of Hassad, in cooperation with a Norwegian company, an experimental protected house to provide water and increase local agricultural production.
The protected house built at the Rosa Hassad farm in the Shahaniya area will, according to its implementers, increase production by about twenty times on average, in addition to reducing water consumption by 90%; thus contributing to the development of the local agricultural sector. Innovative to save water, use recipes fertilizers specially prepared for agriculture in Qatar.
Hasad Company, which is the first investor in the food sector in Qatar, held a celebration on Monday evening at its farm in Al-Shahaniya on the occasion of the inauguration of the new protected house, attended by Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Norway Prince Hakon, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjorn Roy Isakin, and a number of officials in the agricultural field in the country. .
Innovative design of the greenhouse designed by Yara International (Norwegian), developed in collaboration with Hassad Food Company and Qatar Chemical Fertilizer Company (QAFCO); according to Hassad CEO Mohamed Bader Al Sada confirms Hassad's commitment to supporting the research and development of the local agricultural sector, in line with State Food Security Plan.
The new technology provides optimal growth conditions for agricultural crops, using the latest crop feeding and climate management systems, which enable precise control of nutrients and climate in the greenhouse.
|The project designed by a Norwegian company doubles production 20 times (Al Jazeera Net)|
The experimental greenhouse relies on an air cooling system that is completely independent of the external weather.
The cooling system helps the planting to continue throughout the year, and the environment inside the greenhouse is suitable for growing all basic household vegetables.
The Executive Director of the Commercial Relations of Hassad Mubarak Rashed Al Suhouti said in a statement to Al Jazeera Net that the company continues to play its role in supporting the local product, whether through direct work in agricultural projects, or through the crops crops under its banner, which aims To help farmers, both in marketing their products and in increasing their production.
The benefits are great
Al-Sahouti explained that the production of the experimental protected house will appear in the markets at the end of the current agricultural season, expected to expand this project during the coming period, especially since the benefit of this project is not only increase productivity and save water, but that the safety of the product is also a high priority in the harvest, which is Provided by this project.
Hasad Food Company was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority to support the Qatari economy through the management of a business with a sustainable profitability, and since its inception has taken a unique investment model based mainly on investment in international markets to provide food to the State of Qatar, by meeting the requirements Local.
Hasad Food Company has several investments in Qatar, Australia, Turkey and Oman, in addition to a number of potential future investments in other countries. Hassad aims to become a successful strategic investor in the field of food and agricultural production globally.