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First International Forum On Date Palm – Status and Outlook


The Sonora State University (UES) will hold the First International Forum of Date Palm – Status and Prospects, on February 25 and 26, 2021. This event is aimed at researchers, producers, and students of careers related to agriculture and horticulture.

The program will include four keynotes, twelve presentations in Spanish and English, the presentation of two American companies, and two Mexican producers.  Speakers from Mexico, the United States, Chile, Spain, and Israel will describe various aspects of the fruit: historical features, nutritional virtues, its worldwide commercialization, among others.

On February 9, Dr. Ricardo Salomón Torres, professor-researcher at the UES and member of the organizing committee of the event, presented the program of the forum and highlighted that even though the date is not a crop originating in Mexico but in Arab countries, this country is the fourth national exporter of Medjool dates and in San Luis Río Colorado around 70% of the national production of this crop is generated.

As part of the activities of the forum, the presentation The Economic Impact of the Medjool Date in the 4FrontED Binational Megaregion will be given by Nazzer Méndez, executive director of 4FrontED, on Friday, February 26, 2021, at 1: 00 hrs.

“It is an honor to be part of the First International Date Palm Forum, which represents the perfect platform to expose the benefits of dates, as well as the positive impact it generates in our communities in economic, cultural, and social terms,” ​​added Mendez.

The First International Date Palm Forum will be open to the public and will be held virtually in its entirety, through the UES YouTube and Facebook Live platforms.  The publicity material is attached to this release.

For more information on the event in general, please contact Dr. Ricardo Salomón: ricardo.salomon@ues.mx or visit: https://www.ues.mx/.  About the presentation The Economic Impact of the Medjool Date in the 4FrontED Binational Megaregion, please send an email to nmendez@4fronted.org

4FrontED is a binational initiative that promotes economic development, infrastructure, tourism, and education in the binational mega-region, which includes the intersection of the states of Arizona, Baja California, California, and Sonora.  More information: https://www.4fronted.org/

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