UAE achieves date palm and fish farming self-sufficiency
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has attained self-sufficiency in date palm production and fish farming. The Emirates have also achieved an output capacity high enough to support 83 percent of its vegetable consumption, 80 percent of its milk consumption and 25 percent of its meat and poultry consumption, reported Khaleej Times.
The UAE is home to 40.1 million—mostly newly planted—palm trees, 33.7 million of which are located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, consisting of 37 different species. The country’s dramatic progress in developing the cultivation of palms has increased their number to 20 percent of all date palms in the world, producing more than 250,000 tons of dates, making the country one of the largest date producers and processors in the world. — (menareport.com)
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