Italy confirms its participation in Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar, and becomes the 37th country to take part in the first A1 horticultural exhibition in the Middle East
Driven by science and innovation, Italian agricultural machinery is one of the most advanced in the world, conceived with the aim to make agrifood production more efficient, resilient and sustainable
After the successful completion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the State of Qatar moves forward to the next step of its global events plan of action with continued preparations for the first A1 horticultural exhibition in the Gulf, MENA and arid region.
Having signed up 37 countries, Expo 2023 Doha team reached an important milestone by confirming the Italian participation in the Expo that came as a result of the meeting between H.E. the Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Qatar Paolo Toschi, the Head of Italian Trade Commission to Qatar and Bahrain Ms. Paola Lisi, and Expo 2023 Doha Commissioner General Bader Al-Dafa.
One of the global manufacturing leaders and pioneers of international cooperation regarding global nutrition issues, Italy also at the forefront of the modern 4.0 agricultural technology, including drones, sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence that will be showcased at the Italian pavilion of Expo 2023 Doha. The new Italian agricultural mechanics pursue the strategic mission of reconciling maximum productivity with environmental protection and making farming possible in every climatic and environmental context, through increasingly up-to-date and high-performance technologies.
“Italy and Qatar are long-time partners in multiple and strategic sectors, including sustainability and technological innovation. We are honoured to take part in Expo 2023 Doha – an opportunity for us to continue improving our joint capabilities in fighting desertification, bringing sustainable changes in the production processes, and boosting food security on a global level”, said H.E. Paolo Toschi, Italy’s Ambassador to Qatar.
Expo 2023 Doha will also allow countries and regions to engage in productive dialogue and find common solutions to the most pressing environmental and agricultural problems. “In fields like sustainable development, food security and fight against climate change and desertification, we believe that only by sharing our knowledge and our expertise in multilateral fora will we be able to obtain game-changing results. Expo Doha 2023 reflects this approach, and we believe that the partnerships that we consolidate with the public and private sectors during the exhibition will greatly benefit all parties”, shared Ms. Paola Lisi, Italy’s Trade Commissioner for Qatar and Bahrain.
Revolving around four key themes – modern agriculture, technology and innovation, environmental awareness and sustainability, Expo 2023 Doha will be an important platform for international cooperation, shaping solutions, policies and international agreements that will influence agricultural and horticultural sectors of tomorrow.
“We are pleased to host our Italian partners at the Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar. Italy is incontestably one of the countries that pioneers innovation in modern agriculture and wider sustainability sphere with state-of-the-art technologies. Italian participation will be valuable for the Expo, enabling the participants to learn from Italian experience and form impactful partnerships”, added Expo 2023 Commissioner General Bader Al Dafa.
Dedicated to modern agriculture, the pavilion of the Italian Republic will be constructed with ecological materials and surrounded by a garden showcasing aquaponics and hydroponic cultivation areas, vertical and horizontal cultivation systems, as well as other top-notch agricultural methods and technologies.
Carried out between October 2nd, 2023, and March 28th, 2024, Expo 2023 Doha will take place in the heart of Doha in Al Bidda Park, welcoming citizens and residents of Qatar, as well as international visitors and high-level participants.