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FAO Director-General attends the Khalifa International Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Award

Graziano da Silva highlights date palm nutritional benefits and contribution to ecosystems

15 May 2017, Abu Dhabi - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today participated in the annual “Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation” ceremony held in Abu Dhabi, where he praised the Emirates' role in research and conservation efforts. 

Graziano da Silva noted that hroughout the region, date palm is valued for its nutritional benefits, contributions to ecosystems and role in preserving traditional knowledge.