Farming in harsh environments

Researchers in Qatar find new way to bring poor-quality land into cultivation even in harsh environments.

    Concerns over global food security is putting pressure on arable land worldwide.

    But one project in Qatar shows it is possible to grow food even in the harshest of environments.

    Researchers are mass producing a fungus which aids plants when introduced to farm soil, bringing poor quality land into cultivation. 

    Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from Dukhan, Qatar.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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