Moo-ving forward? Qatar’s next big purchase- a farming sector
It is a seductive vision, and Qatar's vast wealth as the world's top liquefied natural gas exporter will allow it to mobilise the best technology and equipment. But many economists and agricultural experts say Qatar's plans do not make economic sense -- and that there is little need for them, given the small size of the population.
January 5, 2012 4:10 by Reuters
Attracting enough private businessmen may be difficult, however, especially if they are restricted in where they can sell their produce under the terms of the QNFSP.
“It is very important to note that the food security plan in Qatar is subject to zero export policy,” Attiya said.
“If anything is produced in Qatar, that production cannot be exported for reason of protecting our natural resources. Because of the water involved in producing food, a country like Qatar that is very dry cannot export water through food.”
By Martina Fuchs