Italy confirms participation in horticultural Doha Expo 2023
Italy has become the 37th country to confirm the participation in the first horticultural exhibition in the Middle East to be held later this year.
Taking place between October 2, 2023, and March 28, 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.
Expo 2023 Doha team reached an important milestone by confirming the Italian participation in the Expo after the meeting between Italian ambassador Paolo Toschi, the head of Italian Trade Commission to Qatar and Bahrain, Paola Lisi, and Expo 2023 Doha commissioner general, Bader al-Dafa.
One of the global manufacturing leaders and pioneers of international co-operation regarding global nutrition issues, Italy is also at the forefront of the modern 4.0 agricultural technology, including drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Big Data and artificial intelligence that will be showcased at the expo’s Italian pavilion. 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 honored 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,” ambassador Toschi said.
The expo 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,” Lisi noted.
Revolving around four key themes – modern agriculture, technology and innovation, environmental awareness and sustainability, the expo will be an important platform for international co-operation, 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 al-Dafa.
Dedicated to modern agriculture, the Italian pavilion 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.