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Zaid, A. 2024. Date palm publication. Second edition. FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper Series, No.156. Rome, FAO.




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    أطلس نخيل البلح والتمور في مصر / Atlas of date palm in Egypt 2019
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    The Date Palm is one of earliest crops planted in the ancient world. It is the main source of livelihood for Egyptian farmers and their families. Besides being a source of food and animal fodder and used in trading, it is also utilised in housing construction, furniture manufacturing, home accessories and other personal needs. Date Palms are considered a national wealth, given their economic, social and nutritional and health benefits. Therefore, they must be maintained, conserved and developed since their cultivation contributes to the national domestic income by more than three billion pounds a year. In an effort to promote Date Palm agriculture and develop a national strategic framework for its expansion in newly reclaimed land, this Atlas is an essential step in the identification and characterization of Date Palm cultivars in Egypt. يعتبر نخيل البلح والتمور من أوائل المحاصيل المنزرعة في العالم القديم. تعتبر شجرة نخيل البلح بالنسبة لأماكن زراعتها في مصر، مصدر الرزق الرئيسي للأسر في هذه البلاد؛ فهي مصدر الطعام لهم ولأنعامهم، وهي مصدر البناء في المسكن وتصنيع أثاثهم ومستلزماتهم المنزلية واحتياجاتهم الحياتية بالإضافة إلى مصدر تجارتهم. تعتبر أشجار نخيل البلح والتمور ثروة قومية اقتصادية واجتماعية وصحية فيجب علينا الحفاظ عليها وصيانتها وتنميتها، حيث تدردخلا قومياً يزيد عن عشرة مليارات من الجنيهات سنوياً. وسعياً للنهوض بزراعة وتطوير نخيل البلح والتمور في إطار الاستراتيجية القومية نحو التوسع في الأراضي الجديدة، يأتي هذا الأطلس كخطوة جوهرية لتعريف وتوصيف أصناف نخيل البلح والتمور في مصر.
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) entered a partnership to develop, as a first step, a regional strategic framework for the development of the date palm value chain. The framework will serve as an umbrella for concerted interventions at country and regional levels, and was developed in the context of a wide food system approach, considering elements such as the potential for food security and nutrition, sustainable use of natural resources (soil and water), contribution to ecosystems and biodiversity, potential for income generation and employment, reduction of food loss and waste, and food safety and quality. The framework presents a comprehensive strategy to revitalise and launch the date palm value chain on the path to be an even greater driver of economic development within the Arab Region. The recommendations outlined in this document were selected through a series of stakeholder consultations and a comprehensive study of the date palm value chain across the entire region. The interventions are designed to address the constraints and embrace the pportunities in the Arab Region to unleash the full potential of the date palm value chain.
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    The platform acts as an information and knowledge hub that effectively links relevant stakeholders to consolidate, as much as possible, the available knowledge, information, innovations related to date palm value chain and production problems such as red palm weevil, pollination, soil and irrigation management, etc. The digital innovation platform was launched in the opening ceremony of the 7th International Date Pam Conference on March 14, 2022 in Abu Dhabi. The platform was designed to facilitate a full cycle model from idea to innovation and vice versa and this includes the backend server and software for storing data, processing information, providing artificial intelligence support and providing web services to communicate with other parts of the platform. The frontend applications provide interface to various stakeholders and display reports and statistics via dashboard. The platform is characterized by active dashboard for discussion forum, projects, news, activities, reports and statistics and performed as a knowledge hub that effectively utilize any new opportunities in an economic or social process. The operationalized research and innovation platform demonstrates a model of collaboration among relevant stakeholders and partners on issues, research, development, innovations, regulations and funding. The platform also identifies a set of research priorities, gaps and practices, promising technologies and technical innovations related to the date palm value chain. Therefore, this generated knowledge with better integration among stakeholders, enhanced learning processes with multiple benefits, created business opportunities by deploying new technologies, markets, learning and networking, and leveraged change in resource mobilization. The platform can also actively enhance the capacity of producers, stakeholders and young professionals in the region.

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