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Greening the Deserts of Qatar

Pilot Facility

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Pilot Facility

In order to address the lack of water and generally harsh environment for growing food, Qatar’s national fertilizer company -- with additional investment from Norway’s Yara International -- provided land to build the Sahara Forest Project pilot facility.

Spokespeople for both companies say the idea is not to find new markets for petroleum-based fertilizer, but to plan for a future beyond fossil fuels.

Read more: Coaxing Food From One of the World's Driest Places