Qatar keen on investing in Philippines as food source
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza said Qatar was interested in looking at the Philippines as a major food supplier for its people.
Plaza said she has met with several Qatari food companies looking to invest in agro-industrial economic zones in the country.
She said these firms were interested in raising vegetables, fruits, crops, and other agricultural products for processing in the country and for export to Qatar.
“Allegedly, they will hire farmers, cattle raisers from the Philippines. I said, ‘No’.While people are the most sought after labor force, especially in the IT sector, but we have millions of hectares of available lands for agriculture where you can raise food,” the PEZA chief mentioned.