Emirates News Agency – 7th International Date Palm Conference opens with participation of 475 international researchers and experts from 42 countries

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ABU DHABI, 6th February, 2022 (WAM) — Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the 7th International Date Palm Conference will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi from 14th to 16th March , 2022, with 475 international researchers and experts from 42 countries.

On this occasion, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Chairman of the Board of the Prize, praised the attention and generous support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa in organizing this conference. This shows its encouragement towards science and scientists, its appreciation for scientific research in achieving sustainable development and its interest in the date palm, which represents an important economic, social and cultural value which has its unique position in the development of WATER.

Sheikh Nahyan said President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa is the founder of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, in response to the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who granted the blessed tree special care as one of the elements of food security.

Sheikh Nahyan then added that the 7th International Date Palm Conference, organized under the supervision of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and in cooperation with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the United Arab Emirates University, the Authority Agriculture and Food Security Abu Dhabi and the United Nations Agriculture and Food Organization (FAO) and 25 regional and international organizations, is an excellent example of the approach taken by the award in the organization of scientific conferences, to present a subject of interest to specialists not only from the United Arab Emirates but also from the Gulf, the Arab region and the world.

He said this year’s conference is significant in all respects, with the number of research papers and studies presented on various aspects of date cultivation and trade. Therefore, it is characterized by its comprehensiveness and depth. It involves new and advanced experiments from around the world, where the number of research papers to be presented is 140, with 71 papers presented as posters.

Sheikh Nahyan said in conclusion: “We hope that this conference will achieve all the objectives for which it is organized to share knowledge and techniques of date palm cultivation, production and agricultural innovation, aiming at the continuous development and realization of sustainable development, under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyanthe support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, and the continued support of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the first proponent of date palm cultivation.


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