Plants

UAE date-palm production to be recognised as being of global importance

Posted on

ABU DHABI // The country’s date-palm-production system is to be recognised for its importance in international agriculture. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is to name UAE cultivation as a globally important agricultural heritage system, said Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the UN organisation. “The efforts to preserve and update knowledge on date […]

Plants

Plantation Week drives for a greener UAE

Posted on

Nine more parks are expected to open by the end of this year, increasing the number of parks in Dubai to 128. The Dubai Municipality has concluded its activities of the 37th Plantation Week on Thursday by opening Hatta Valley Park along with the People’s Square in Hatta. Hatta Valley Park, which provides visitors with views […]

Plants

The UAE farms growing mangoes

Posted on

Mangoes have been cultivated in the UAE as far back as the 1970s and, since 2011, the fruit has been a regular contender among the locally grown produce on display at the Liwa Date Festival. Fatma Al Kalbani, director of agricultural development for the Ministry of Environment and Water, says the UAE’s hot climate encourages […]