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Nahyan Mubarak Inaugurates Innovation Platform and Launches Date Palm Creativity Platform

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Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa International Prize for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, launched the innovation platform for the development of desert agriculture on Monday.

The platform has prepared the General Secretariat of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, in collaboration with the International Center for Agricultural Research in Arid Zones, and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, with the aim of promoting the food and water security in the face of climate change.

Platform Objectives
The platform aims to exchange experiences in the field of palm cultivation, date production and agricultural innovation between the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, based on what has been achieved by national, regional and international organizations that act in the region with the support of donors and sponsors of desert agriculture, the most important of which is the Khalifa International Award for date palm and agricultural innovation, also aims to promote research, technologies and innovation in desert agriculture, to improve food and water security in light of climate change.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan also launched the “Date Palm Creativity Platform” prepared by the Association of Agricultural Research Centers in the Middle East and North Africa “ARINENA”, with the support of the United Nations Organization for Agriculture and Food, and in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Khalifa International Prize for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation It is an interactive innovation platform to connect relevant stakeholders, to exchange and improve knowledge, information and Available innovations related to the value chain and date palm production to meet the Challenges facing the palm cultivation and date production sector at the regional and international levels.

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