Poland will soon expand its agricultural exports to Qatar to include Polish agritech solutions which are also aimed at bringing information technology (IT) to Qatari farms, officials have said.
In an interview with The Peninsula, Polish Ambassador to Qatar H E Janusz Janke said that discussions are currently underway through Qatar-Poland Business Council to provide data management and other agritech solutions that will help further develop Qatari farms as well as accelerate their digitalisation.
To date, Poland is the largest agri-food industry producer in Central and Eastern Europe. The country is also a leading global producer of several agricultural food products. Janke said technological development have had a huge impact on the country’s agri-food sector. He said Polish exports to Qatar reached $199.2m in 2020, while Qatari exports to Poland reached $527.1m during the same period. In 2019, Poland’s agricultural exports to Qatar reached $18.2m. This included fruits, sweets, confectionery, frozen fruit and vegetables, non-alcoholic drinks, frozen meat, and others.