Date Palm Projects
One of the oldest cultivated trees, 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. 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 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 one million 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, enabling the inter-cropping with multiple crops (e.g., from mango trees so pumpkins). Eco Strategies' date palm experts implemented and managed projects in Morocco, Kenya, and India at the country and regional levels, aiming at large and medium scale farmers as well as communities of smallholders.