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Agro-industries provide a primary means of converting raw agricultural materials into value added products, while generating income and employment and contributing to overall economic development. They employ a range of technologies, ranging from very simple technologies such as drying of a single product, to more complex technologies such as the irradiation of formulated products.

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Recent News

 
UAE date palm oases go global UAE date palm oases go global
"21 Apr 2014"
The UAE’s date palm oases are expected to receive international recognition in near future for providing social, cultural, ecological and economical services to humans. The date pa .... Details
United Nations 'FAO' experts meet Omani farmers in Dhofar United Nations 'FAO' experts meet Omani farmers in Dhofar
"27 Mar 2014"
A delegation from the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, that developed a sustainable agric .... Details

Recent Events

 
Fifth International Date Palm Conference
Fifth International Date Palm Conference
"16 Mar 2014"
Under the leadership of H.H. The President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, there are continual efforts to increase UAE dat ... Details
Workshop on Dates Value Chain, Value Addition & Quality Management
Workshop on Dates Value Chain, Value Addition & Quality Management
"09 Dec 2013"
The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) has been growing in the deserts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for more than ... Details

Press releases

 
Value Addition and Quality and Safety Management Systems in The North Africa and Middle East ....
27 Nov 2012
More than 50% of the food consumed in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is imported, ma ....
Workshop on training for trainers on means to improve the cold chain for the food sector in the MENA ....
21 May 2012
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Regional Office for the Near East in c ....
FAO Organizing Regional Agro-Industries Forum for Middle East & North Africa ....
04 Aug 2011
FAO’s Regional Office for the Near East will host the first Regional Agro-Industries Forum (RAIF) fo ....