The tech industry is buzzing with excitement as experts from around the globe are praising the potential benefits of 5G and promising to change people’s lives with super-fast and reliable wireless mobile networks.
The dynamism and pace of development in Qatar is impossible to ignore. All around us new cities, hospitals, stadiums and other major infrastructure projects are proceeding at an incredible pace. And whilst it might be easier to spot the progress taking place in full view above ground, a crucial contributor to the country’s future success is taking shape just as rapidly below the surface.
Agriculture has advanced enormously since the early days of plant and animal domestication, aided by rapid developments in technology. Today, it must answer the needs of a growing global population, while at the same responding to cost restrictions, environmental changes and population growth. According to reports by the United Nations, the world population is predicted to grow from 6.9 billion in 2010 to 8.3 billion in 2030 and to 9.1 billion in 2050. By 2030, food demand is predicted to increase by 50% (70% by 2050). Because this growth means that people will consume increasing amounts of meat, fruits and vegetables, the agriculture sector must ensure that this demand is met, which calls for more sustainable levels of agriculture productivity.
Super Computers, 3D Printers, Medical Devices and Artificial Intelligence – all elements that were once popular science fiction themes but are now a part of our reality. The future is no longer a far-off imaginary place but is taking shape all around us today. The rate of technological advancement is quickening, offering real potential to improve the world around us and making this an incredible time to be alive.
The leadership of Qatar has long understood that a healthy nation is a productive nation. The Human Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 emphasises how an effective healthcare system is critical to Qatar’s success because it directly impacts social productivity and economic competitiveness. In the last few months alone we have seen the country achieve a number of major milestones in healthcare.