Qatar sees major growth in livestock production over past year
These numbers come from Director of Animal Wealth Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment Farhood al Hajri.
Hajri spoke at the fourth meeting of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment at the Qatar Chamber. He also mentioned that the rate of annual growth in livestock production in 2016 has gone up by 20.4 percent, while the number of livestock owners has improved by 31.9 percent.
Hajri went on to speak about ministry oversight and support for the livestock farmers.
“The indirect support from the government includes supply of subsidised fodder by Supply Department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, drinking water through the Water Committee at the Ministry of Municipality and the Environment, farm workers through the Ministry of the Interior, and farm lands made available through the Ministry of Municipality and Environment,” Hajri said.
During the meeting, members of the committee suggested increasing medicine subsidies for livestock farmers.
“Qatar is very keen on achieving food security. We should formulate an integrated system that involves both consumers and producers to achieve sustainable development for the future generations,” Mohamed al Obaidly, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Environment, said.