Date Palm Development Research Unit Department
Under the leadership of His Highness, The President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, there are continual efforts to increase agricultural productivity, to make better use of available resources, and to produce an agricultural leap that is changing the face of the UAE's desert.
Indeed, His Highness, The President, attaches a great importance to agricultural development in general, and to date palm in particular. This special attention is clearly evident in the continued expansion in agricultural resources and investments, in the fast growth in the number of palm trees, in the continued increase in the size and variety of date projects, in the extensive use of modern technologies, and in the important initiatives undertaken in the areas of manufacturing and marketing of date fruits.
The UAE Government, in the framework of its development plans, has placed the establishment of a date production industry one of its priorities. The Date Palm Tissue Culture Lab. is one of several agricultural projects managed by the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).
UAEU is proud to contribute in achieving the noble goals of His Highness, The President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan.