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International Date Palm Electronic library inaugurated in Abu Dhabi

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The International Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Electronic library, which consists of more than 230 books in English, French and Arabic, was inaugurated on Friday.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Chairman of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Board of Trustees, inaugurated the Library and launched the Khalifa International Award’s Video Library, which consists of more than 195 videos in both English and Arabic languages, documenting the Award’s journey of activities and events, over fifteen years.

Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Award’s Secretary-General, added that this initiative came from the Award’s keenness and sense of responsibility for spreading scientific knowledge in line with the global digital transformation and highlighting the success achieved by the Award during its 15 years journey of leading the development of date palm cultivation sector, and agricultural innovation regionally and internationally.

“As a reflection of the Award’s strategic objectives, the Award’s General Secretariat worked to create a non-profitable platform to share scientific knowledge in the field of date palm cultivation, and agricultural innovation, in various languages, which was achieved through launching the specialised International Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Electronic library, as it is the first of its kind. Where all books available in the Library can be browsed and downloaded free of charge at www. eidpl.com.”

Several prestigious regional and international organisations contribute to the International Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation Electronic library that enrich the Library with scientific publications.

These organisations include the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD), the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), The Islamic Development Bank (ISDB), the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), as well as international experts and researchers.

This initiative followed the launching of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation E-Library on June 24, 2020, which coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Award’s E-Library, which is available in both Arabic and English languages, includes more than 400 specialised scientific sources that were classified into eight main categories: the Award’s Yearbook (12 Editions), The Blessed Tree Magazine (34 issues), The Photography Book (12 Editions), the Winners’ Book (12 Editions), Media Reports (205 Reports), Scientific books (41publications), Scientific virtual lecture series (33 Presentations), and 50 booklets.

Where all publications and content of the Library can be browsed and downloaded free of charge through the following website: www.ekiaai.com.

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