Khayr Qatarna, an initiative by Your Health First – Sahtak Awalan, is showcasing the ‘fruit’ of its labours at Agriteq, the region’s leading agricultural innovations exhibition.

Under the Khayr Qatarna initiative, large-scale climate-controlled greenhouses have been installed at ten secondary schools across Qatar allowing students to learn how to plant, raise and harvest a wide range of crops including strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, coloured peppers, red cabbage and green beans.

Khayr Qatarna AgriteQ

All crops have been granted the status of ‘Premium Products’ – an indication of their freshness and quality – by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The produce is sold to the community at local supermarkets, with all proceeds reinvested to expand Khayr Qatarna.

Valuable Lessons on Sustainability

The initiative is teaching students valuable lessons about healthy eating, agriculture, environmental awareness, and sustainability. Students are also learning about key business operations, such as logistics, commerce and economics. Khayr Qatarna is also making a positive contribution to Qatar’s food security.

To share the success of Khayr Qatarna with the public, Your Health First – Sahtak Awalan is holding a booth at AgriteQ. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to speak to campaign staff and learn more about the initiative, sample produce grown in Khayr Qatarna greenhouses and discover the importance of food security and sustainability.

Your Health First – Sahtak Awalan is the flagship public health campaign of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).

According to WCM-Q Chief Communications Officer Nesreen Al Rifai, Khayr Qatarna is a groundbreaking, innovative project bringing knowledge and skills relating to agricultural science, economics and food security directly to secondary school students, who have responded with tremendous enthusiasm.

We are very proud to exhibit this initiative at Agriteq, which has a great reputation for embracing innovation in agricultural science that reflects our own forward-thinking approach.’

AgriteQ is ongoing until this Friday, 22 March at the DECC. For details on the exhibition, check out our link below. More information about Khayr Qatarna available at WCM-Q website

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