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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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    Development of Date Palm Products and by-Products Value Chains in Sudan - TCP/SUD/3703 2022
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    Agriculture is the main source of sustained growth in the Sudan and in 2019 contributed to 30 percent of the gross domestic product With a large cultivable area, it is claimed that the Sudan has the potential to be the breadbasket of Africa and the Middle East In the Sudan, estimations indicate that there are over 8 million date palms, mostly cultivated in the northern region of the country, and the presence of more than 50 local cultivars are documented In the past years, investments in the date sector have considerably increased due to its significant contribution to food security, income generation and elevation of rural poverty, in addition to its role in combating desertification The Sudanese production of dates is estimated at 4 393 55 tonnes ranking it as the sixth highest date producing country in the Middle East and Northern Africa, with an annual date production yield of around 11 8 tonnes /ha However, only 432 tonnes are exported, mainly consisting of semi dry varieties Sudan has a good potential for semi dry varieties, such as the recently introduced variety Medjool which possesses a high potential for exportation However, despite the growth in the international demand, the contribution of the exportations of the Sudan to the international date market remains low.
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    Technical Support for Surveillance and Management of Red Palm Weevil Rhyncophorus Ferrugineus - TCP/IRQ/3602 2020
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    Date palm plantations in Iraq face many obstacles, such as pests, drought, high production costs, low market prices and urban expansion. Most of these obstacles are rather difficult to solve in the short term, yet others, such as pests need to be managed immediately. Among these pests, Red Palm Weevil (RPW), which has recently invaded the country, is a real threat to Iraq’s date palm wealth. RPW has significant socio-economic impact and consequences on the date palm production sector, and on the livelihoods of farmers who depend mainly on date palm production in affected areas. Failure in the control of the pest would not only increase production costs of date palm in Iraq, it would also discourage farmers and date palm growers, eventually forcing them to neglect date palm orchards. The main challenges of RPW management include difficulties in the early detection of infestation, lack of experience and limited extension capabilities, inadequate enforcement of plant quarantine regulations, and awareness among farmers on risk and preventive/management measures. Based on actual field monitoring data conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), for over 20 years Iraq was free of RPW, but in October 2015, two spots of infestation were detected by the Directorate of Agriculture team in Safwan Province, Basra, approximately three kilometres from Iraq-Kuwait borders. Against this background, the MoA, in coordination with the Basra Directorate of Agriculture, immediately took a number of legislative and management measures to curtail the problem, which was considered as phase one. This project aimed to

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