Qatar Pavilion eye-catching design was inspired by “Jafeer”, the traditional food basket made of palm tree leaves. This jafeer constitutes a primary part of the Qatari food history, as it was used to keep food and at the times of drought, it was used to store valuable foodstuffs. It is also a symbol of trading and bartering. The basket was really a brilliant idea in the history of Qataris. Jafeer story will be skillfully integrated in Qatar Pavilion events. Designing the pavilion in the shape of a large food basket helps creating a unified idea to link the exhibition concept to all its aspects.
The pavilion will show how much interest Qatar gives to food sustainability. The three plans developed by Qatar Food Sustainability Program will be explored. These plans tackle all aspects affecting sustainability of food and how to plant and store food and how to trade on the international market.