Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycott

Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycott

Emirate’s drive for food security is symbolic of its determination to make efforts to isolate it ‘a blessing inside a calamity’

Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycottJohn Dore is off to Doha’s vast and luxurious Hamad International airport to greet the 8pm flight from Los Angeles via Liège, Belgium.

Wearing a straw hat with a small metal shamrock badge in homage to his Irish roots, his imminent visitors are neither family nor friends. Nor are they human at all, but rather a herd of 120 cows.

A 58-year-old farmer from Co Kildare might seem an unlikely pivotal figure in a bitter dispute between the Gulf monarchies, but as the chief executive of the sprawling Baladna farm in the desert 60 kilometres north of Doha, Dore is a vital player in Qatar’s struggle for political survival………

Read More Source https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/20/land-of-milk-and-money-qatar-looks-to-farms-to-beat-the-gulf-boycott

 

Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycott

 

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