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SBD Global/September 30, 2013/International Football

Qatar, U.S. Partner To Develop Technology For New Food, Water, Security Solutions

Qatar has joined forces with the U.S. "to develop new food and water security solutions off the back of the technology and infrastructure developed for the 2022 World Cup," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) and the Qatar National Food Security Programme "have combined to drive a project to develop their new technologies," and have joined with former U.S. President Bill Clinton for Qatar's Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. The plan is "to use the cooling technologies being developed to cool stadia and training facilities for 2022 to close critical gaps facing farmers in dryland and water-stressed regions of the world." The "cooling applications and the training facilities that will house them, have the potential to be converted to cooled greenhouses that can be used for year-round food production in dryland or water-stressed regions" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 9/27).
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