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Monday, March 16, 2015

UAE adds to 2 to ecosystems heritage sites

In the United Arab Emirates,two date palm oases have joined an increasing number of ecosystems that are properly renowned by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for their significance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage report NaijaAgroNet

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, made this known while speaking at the annual Khalifa International Date Palm Award Ceremony in the United Arab Emirates, noted they selected both oases as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and praised the Emirates’ active conservation efforts.

The Al Ain and Liwa oases prompted da Silva to add the GIAHS Initiative promotes public understanding, awareness, national and international recognition of Agricultural Heritage systems.

“Advancing towards the future while preserving your roots is not always an easy task, but the Emirates have been able to do that with their sustainable date palm production.” said the FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva 

NaijaAgroNet found that the Emirates In recent years, have implemented an active and dynamic conservation program to revitalize these oases through measures such as security against urban encroachment, restoration of ancient irrigation systems (falaj) and re-introduction of traditional agricultural management.

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