Monday, March 14, 2022 – 8:34 p.m.
Abu Dhabi, March 14 / WAM / Seventh International Pepper Conference kicked off this evening under the patronage of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Saeed Al Nahyan, “May God protect him.”
The main session of the conference was attended by the Minister of Climate Change and Environment Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, ten Ministers of Agriculture, directors of international organizations related to the field of palm orchard production and 42 to 475 researchers. Countries.
His Excellency Mariam al-Muhairi expressed her appreciation for the sponsorship received from the Head of State for the conference, noting that “God bless him”, this conference is one of the most important scientific research centers in the field of development. The Department of Palm and Pepper Production in the World has consistently had a twenty-four year attendance rate of academics and researchers working in this field considering the professional sobriety and scientific credibility of the conference.
He commended the founding efforts of the General Secretariat for the Khalifa International Award for Pepper and Agricultural Innovation in collaboration with the University of the United Arab Emirates and thanked all Ministries, National Organizations, regional and international organizations and specialized civil society for making the conference a valuable global platform in the history of scientific conferences specializing in Peanuts. For their permanent collaboration with the Award for Success of Sessions and Activities.
He said the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment was pleased to be a part of the event and hoped that the participation and ongoing discussions of this elite of prestigious scientific institutions would have a significant impact on development. Pepper Cultivation and Pepper Industry to enhance the sector’s contribution to food security and the national economy.
For his part, the Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hakim Al-Ware, Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa, said in his speech. I use the opportunity to express our appreciation for everything from this platform, from this platform to the conference, that the future of agricultural work in North Africa and the Middle East will not be far off with its tools from the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution through the use of intelligence. Achieved, but the next step is to focus more on the younger generation and motivate them to engage in agricultural work because we hope that their creativity and innovative skills will contribute to their discovery. Unconventional solutions to the problems and challenges that have plagued the agricultural sector for decades and still live among us.
Jordanian Minister of Agriculture Hon’ble Engineer Khalid Al-Hanifat praised the hosting of the Fourteenth Session of the Khalifa International Award for Pepper and Agricultural Innovation, saying that it has greatly contributed to the development of the palm industry in many countries. He pointed out that the ceremonies and courses supported by the award have contributed to the transfer of technical expertise among those interested in the palm industry, in order to win awards through competition in the fields of palm industry innovation and creativity around the world. Different countries in the world.
Al-Hanaifat touched down on the palm grove in Jordan after planting about 650,000 palm trees, after the area under palm cultivation had reached about 4,000 hectares. Jordanian production is about 30,000 tons of peanuts, which explains why it has become one of Jordan’s most important export sectors, whose products reach various countries around the world, and contribute to the value chain for the cultivation and production of pears. And the economic dimensions of the palm sector and the creation of jobs for young men and women in rural Jordan with high poverty and unemployment rates.
Then His Excellency Dr. Ali Abu al-Sabah, Director General of the International Center for Agricultural Research, spoke on the results of 50 years of research and findings on improving food security and ways to improve climate change. Partnership with CGIAR, Dr. Ibrahim al-Tukhairi, Director General of the Arab Region for Agricultural Development, spoke on food security sanctions in the Arab world and the role of pears in climate change.
Dr. Tarifa Al Jabi, Executive Director General of the International Center for Biosoline Agriculture, spoke on integrated management practices for pears.
And Dr. Nasr El-Din El-Obid, Director-General of the Arab Center for Agricultural Research in Arid Areas and Arid Lands, who spoke on the Centre’s achievements in promoting palm cultivation in the Arab world.
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