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FAO support to date palm development around the world: 70 years of activity

Enrique Arias Jimènez, Alison Hodder, Abdallah Oihabi.


The date palm provides a good source of high nutritive value food for consumers and is a cash crop for farmers. FAO recognizes the social, economic and ecological importance of the date palm in countries where it is grown and it has been actively engaged in developing the cultivation of date palm. Working with governments and local institutions, FAO has provided technical support, and its projects have contributed to training staff and farmers, building local capacity and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and information.

Key words: date palm sector, date palm producers, FAO, development, technical expertise and support, agricultural productivity

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