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Fifth International Festival of Jordanian Dates to kick off November 13

By JT - May 16,2023 - Last updated at May 16,2023

Agriculture Minister Khalid Hneifat during a press conference announcing the date of the 5th International Festival of Jordanian Dates in Amman on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The 5th International Festival of Jordanian Dates will take place between November 13 and 15, Agriculture Minister Khalid Hneifat announced on Monday. 

The festival is organised by the Agriculture Ministry, the Jordanian Dates Association (JODA) and the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (KIAAI), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The festival has received the support of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

During a press conference, Hneifat commended the efforts of all stakeholders involved in the development and growth of the Jordanian dates sector. 

The fifth edition will witness the participation of more than 60 farmers, manufacturers and exporters of dates, representing five Arab countries.

The festival will include a scientific seminar, bringing together over 20 researchers and academics specialising in date palms from various countries. Additionally, the event will launch the fifth edition of the Jordanian Dates Competition, providing an opportunity for date farmers and producers to compete and recognising the winners during the festival's opening ceremony on November 13.

Anwar Haddad, JODA president, highlighted the festival's accomplishments in its previous four editions, including a 13-per cent  increase in cultivated areas and notable international presence, with Jordan ranking 13th in terms of export quantity and ninth in terms of export value in the global market.

 

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