One of the longest cultivated trees in the world, date palms have been growing in arid regions around the world as an important crop for over than 5,000 years. In the bible, the date palm is one of the Seven Species symbolizing Israel.
Worldwide, date palms are considered a symbol of life and prosperity, and dates are coveted for their sweet and unique taste as well as for their nutritional and medicinal values. The benefits of growing date palms are numerous: dates are highly profitable, can be kept without additional processing for 18 months, and can thrive on highly saline water. Their global consumption nearly doubled in the past 20 years, and consumer awareness of their benefits has risen sharply.
In Israel, date cultivation consists of over 650,000 trees grown in the Arava and Jordan Valley regions, producing dates of the highest quality with the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies and methodologies. Eco Strategies' date palm experts implemented and managed projects in Morocco, Kenya, and India, inter-cropping the palms with other crops for short term results and for a more effective use of the land. Our projects are aimed at country level initiatives, large and medium scale farmers, and communities of small farmers.