Under the leadership of His Highness, The President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
there are continual efforts to increase agricultural productivity, to make better
use of available resources, and to produce an agricultural leap that is changing the
face of the UAE's desert.
Indeed, His Highness, The President, attaches a great importance to agricultural development
in general, and to date palm in particular. This special attention is clearly evident
in the continued expansion in agricultural resources and investments, in the fast
growth in the number of palm trees, in the continued increase in the size and variety
of date projects, in the extensive use of modern technologies, and in the important
initiatives undertaken in the areas of manufacturing and marketing of date fruits.
The UAE Government, in the framework of its development plans, has placed the establishment
of a date production industry one of its priorities. The Date Palm Tissue Culture
Lab. is one of several agricultural projects managed by the United Arab Emirates University
UAEU is proud to contribute in achieving the noble goals of His Highness, The President
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.