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Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Qatar, Palestine to co-operate in farming, livestock areas

Qatar, Palestine to co-operate in farming, livestock areas

Qatar and Palestine have signed an agreement to promote and develop co-operation in the fields of agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

US firms 'keen to explore investment scopes in Qatar'

US firms 'keen to explore investment scopes in Qatar'

Two-way trade between Qatar and US worth $125bn is predicted to double

Qatari firm plans factories to meet local food needs

Qatari firm plans factories to meet local food needs

“Our group is studying 16 types of factories, some of which have already started, while the others that are in the pipeline will start soon,” Qatar Businessmen Association chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani announced.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

Qatar, Zimbabwe explore ways to expand trade ties

Qatar, Zimbabwe explore ways to expand trade ties

Qatar and Zimbabwe are taking their bilateral ties and prospects of co-operation to new heights, particularly in the fields of investment and agriculture.

US firms eye investments in Qatar’s pharmaceuticals, agriculture sectors

US firms eye investments in Qatar’s pharmaceuticals, agriculture sectors

US firms are keen on exploring investment opportunities in Qatar's pharmaceutical, agriculture, and services sectors, according to an official of the Washington-based US Qatar Business Council.

Qatar steps up efforts for food security in dryland countries

Qatar steps up efforts for food security in dryland countries

Qatar yesterday took a major step towards achieving food security for dryland countries by making Doha the new headquarters of the Global Dryland Alliance.

1mn sqm of land for indoor farming to boost Qatar’s agri sector

1mn sqm of land for indoor farming to boost Qatar’s agri sector

Qatar agriculture sector's self-sufficiency efforts will get a further boost with a plan to develop 1mn sqm of land for indoor farming, prominent Qatari agriculturist Nasser Ahmed al-Khalaf told Gulf Times.

Farm sector to meet 50% of Qatar's needs, says minister

Farm sector to meet 50% of Qatar's needs, says minister

HE Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi was speaking at the concluding session of the sixth edition of Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ 2018) at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

PM, Ukraine President attend AgriteQ 2018 opening

PM, Ukraine President attend AgriteQ 2018 opening

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko jointly inaugurated the 6th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgriteQ 2018).