Qatari – Dutch cooperation in horticulture

Food security is high on the agenda in Qatar. One of the most promising sectors to increase self-sufficiency is horticulture, for a variety of vegetables such as tomato, cucumber and paprika. Because traditional greenhouse systems were very inefficient in water-use, Qatar is, supported by the government, promoting modern concepts in greenhouse growing.

The Netherlands Embassy in Doha is organizing on September 26 in Hilton Hotel a match making event for Qatari companies who are interested in up-to-date information on the Dutch greenhouse concepts. These concepts are world-famous and the Dutch companies who are coming to Doha are all working already in the Middle East. It is well-known to these companies that Qatar has one of the most difficult climate conditions in the world to grow vegetables. Nevertheless, high-tech solutions exist to offer year-round production of the highest quality with an extremely low water-use. Another advantage of high-tech greenhouses is that pests and diseases can be controlled at a more efficient way.

The Dutch delegation will be introduced by The Foreign Economic Relation Director Mr. André Driessen, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Qatar H.E. Dr. Bahia Tahzib-Lie, and the Agricultural Counsellor at the Embassy Dr. Hans Van der Beek.

All Dutch companies will present their expertise in short presentations and there will be enough time for you to have individual meetings with them.

We welcome you all on September 26, in Hilton Hotel, Doha, from 8:30 onwards. The program will start at 9:00.

For further information on the workshop, please contact the Netherlands Embassy in Doha by e-mail: or call: +974 44954706.