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Key Note Speech

Of HH The President of The Award Board of Trustees

The date palm has long been an important part of the lives of the people living in this region. It has provided sustenance, building materials, shade and a source of income for people whose lives depend on it. It is an integral part of desert culture and is interwoven with our heritage.

UAE has always been at the forefront of cutting edge research and technology into date palm research and today the Khalifa International Date Palm Award has been set up as a platform to recognize and reward those individuals and institutions all around the world who have contributed so significantly to this field.

The Award is designed to highlight the uniqueness of the Date Palm as part of the heritage and lives of the people of the date growing countries. It also acknowledges the contribution made by science and modern technology in the propagation, production, protection, processing, packaging and marketing of this unique tree.

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