Dates Festival opened in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI -- The Environment and Water Minister Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd opened here today the Dates Festival at Lulu Hypermarket at Al Khalidiya Mall in Abu Dhabi.

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Published: Mon 9 Aug 2010, 6:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:07 AM

The move is part of the ministry’s initiative to market dates of Emirati farmers to encourage them to cultivate marketable types with yield good revenues.

Flanked by a number of farmers, the minister toured the pavilions of exhibitors, expressing his pleasure about the event.

Eng. Abdullah Salem Al Jana’an, executive director for agricultural and animal affairs at the ministry said the initiative serves the agricultural policies and food security in the UAE.

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