Complex Made Simple

Qatar plans multi-billion dollar agricultural city

A Qatari government official has said that the Gulf state plans to invest billions of dollars in an agricultural city to house food growers and processors in order to boost its food supply security and combat rising food prices, Reuters has reported. Ahmed al Obaidly, head of the agricultural and environment committee at the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has added that his country aims to have the full chain, from production to end use. The official has indicated that Qatar eyes a complete city which will include research and development, food processing, distilleries and growers, as well as utilities and universities.