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Enhancing date palm cultivation and date production in Namibia - UTF/NAM/004/NAM









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    Enhancing Date Palm Cultivation and Production in Eritrea - TCP/ERI/3503 2019
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    The vast majority of farmers in Eritrea are subsistence growers, producing mainly for domestic consumption with little surplus for the market. The production of date palm offered an opportunity to improve farmers’ incomes and food security; however, the quality of high yielding varieties in the country was inadequate. The Government sought to assist farmers to access adequate quantities of high-quality, improved varieties of date palm, but progress was slow because of insufficient technical capacity. The project aimed to strengthen capacity to produce high-quality, improved and disease-free tissue-cultured planting materials of date palm and other crops for farming communities in the country.
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    Renforcement de la phoeniciculture et de la production de dattes en Namibie - UTF/NAM/004/NAM 2017
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    Le Gouvernement de la Namibie s’efforce d’accroître et de diversifier la production végétale afin entre autres de générer des revenus et d’accroître la sécurité alimentaire dans le pays. Dans ce contexte, le gouvernement et les producteurs de dattes du secteur privé ont reconnu le potentiel de production de dattes du pays, et travaillent à la mise en place de plantations de dattiers et à la promotion d’une industrie de production de dattes. Afin de mettre en oeuvre ces programmes avec succès, certaines questions devaient être abordées, telles que la pénurie de cultivars de dattes de haute qualité, le manque de techniques rapides et d’équipements modernes de propagation des palmiers dattiers et la qualité médiocre des connaissances techniques.
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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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