The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), recently welcomed the second batch of female students to its programme on Food Security designed for highschool girls in Qatar. The first workshop was held earlier this month.
Students from five schools participated in the programme: Dukhan Secondary School for Girls, Al Bayan Secondary Independent School for Girls, Umm Hakim Secondary School for Girls, Al Wakra Independent Secondary School for Girls, and Awsaj Academy.
Forty students participated in lectures and practical workshops, with QBG keen to develop the practical knowledge of students in the field of agriculture and food security. The workshops provided basic information on agricultural challenges that correspond to the expansion of agriculture in Qatar. The seven practical workshops include a field trip to the country’s leading farms.
QBG collaborated with relevant organisations in Qatar to source the best experts for students. Their partners include the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Hassad Food Company, Al Meera, Qatar Development Bank, and a group of Qatari farms and private sector companies.
The workshop was held at the Labs Hall of QF Plant Nursery. QBG allocated a micro-scale farm area for the practical and educational works of students, allowing them practical experience and exposure to the food production process.
Fatma Saleh Al-Khulaifi, QBG Project Manager said that their programme is in response to the national call of HH The Emir to improve the food security system in Qatar.
We hope to inspire the current generation of Qatari youth to address the issue of food security and the natural and environmental challenges facing Qatar.’
QBG seeks to promote student and community participation on the importance of agriculture in the country to support QF’s commitment to sustainable development and environmental responsibility.
For more information, visit the QBG website through this link.