CGIAR @ 7th International Date Palm Conference

(SIDE EVENT) Integrated Desert Farming Innovation Platform: Transforming Food, Nutrition, and Water Security under Climate Change

  • Date
    14.03.22 > 15.03.22
  • Time
    12:00 am
  • Location
    Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Registration

    For more information: info@idpc.ae

On March 14-15, 2022, the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (KIADPAI), in cooperation with CGIAR, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and ministers and representatives from over 15 Central and West Asia and North Africa Region (CWANA) countries and their research institutions, will attend the Integrated Desert Farming Research (IDFS) Platform for transforming Food, Nutrition, and Water Security under Climate Change side event.

This side event – taking place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, during the Seventh International Date Palm Conference (14-16 March 2022) – will announce through the Abu Dhabi IDFS Declaration, the establishment of an IDFS Platform. The platform act as a hub for a regional effort to provide fresh, bold, demand-driven innovation and cutting-edge technology to achieve food and environmental security in the face of interconnected and complex challenges, above all, the climate crisis.

The side event will be opened and hosted by H.E. Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Secretary-General for the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, Aly Abousabaa, CGIAR Regional Director of CWANA and Director General of ICARDA, and Kundhavi Kadiresan, Managing Director, Global Engagement & Innovation, CGIAR.