Date: 16 May, 2017
H.E Mr. Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei, President of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development, was awarded at the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation in its 9th session at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on 15 May 2017. This recognition reflects the gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness towards the fruitful efforts made by the Arab Authority in the development of date palms by encouraging the cultivation of internationally desired varieties such as Al-Barahi and Al-Khulas and utilizing their adaptation to different environmental conditions.
It is worth noting that the Arab Authority has given particular importance to this sector, especially in the field of production, processing and marketing. The Arab Authority has included this sector in a development program aimed at overcoming the obstacles of investment in the fields of manufacturing and marketing with an Arab perspective aiming to establish leading investment projects in Arab countries.
The UAE was one of the countries that gave the Palm Tree special attention thanks to the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander to the UAE armed forces. The UAE has developed a prestigious international position and contributed constructively to the development of this sector and the conservation and development of resources aimed at enhancing global food security through many dedicated initiatives and activities that have achieved great success at both the local, Arab and international levels.