• Qatar: ways to overcome thirst and starvation

    22 March 2012

    Qatar has neither rivers nor lakes; groundwater is the only available source of accessible freshwater for human consumption and agricultural uses in the country. In 2008, the government sets the Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) to reduce the Qatar’s reliance on foods imports through the realisation of self-sufficiency.  Energy renewal, water, agriculture and food are the main pillars of the programme. For Fahad Bin Mohammed AL –ATTIYA, Chairman of the programme, seawater desalination and wastewater treatment are used to meet the domestic water requirements and food security sufficiency in the dry land countries through the Global Dry Land Alliance.

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