On the occasion of the uae’s celebrations of the 50th National Day, and the 50th anniversary of its founding,
(50) Booklets, (50) subjects, (50) Academic, (2500) pages, from (14) countries
With the participation of (11) international organizations and (6) universities, (6) research centers, and (6) Non-Profit organizations.
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, inaugurated the full collection of the 50-booklets series initiative, in the Year of the Fiftieth, at Expo2020 premises, on the 9th of December, 2021, in celebration of the 50th United Arab Emirates National Day, and its founding by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Where His Excellency praised the importance of this initiative as the first of its kind regionally, where one of the Award’s objectives is spreading specialized scientific knowledge, to people interested in this field in general and date growers in particular, at the national, regional, and international levels.
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan also added that this initiative comes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates, and in conjunction with the 50th year, and as part of the Award’s commitment to meet the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, “May God protect him”, to strengthen the UAE’s leading position in knowledge sharing and empowering target groups of international best practices in date palm cultivation, date production, and agricultural innovation, and the support of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the continuous follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Award’s Secretary General, extended his appreciation to all participating researchers, academics, experts, and specialists in date palm cultivation, date production and agricultural innovation, who contributed to the 50 booklets initiative, representing 14 countries, including 11 regional and international organizations, 06 international universities, 06 scientific research centers and 06 Non-Profit organizations, covering 50 scientific topics within 2,500 pages. This initiative, which attracted a wide range of specialized academic expertise from inside and outside the UAE, covered scientific, technical, mentoring, innovative success stories, the use of artificial intelligence and the prospect of the agricultural future and several other topics, in order to support the scientific knowledge sharing concerning the date palm cultivation sector, date production and agricultural innovation, stressing that this series of booklets, in addition to all the Award’s publications, are available to the public through the Award’s electronic library, found at ( www.ekiaai.com ).