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 of 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 unique nutritional and medicinal values. They are a highly profitable crop, with modern production nearly doubling in the past 20 years.
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 innovative technologies and methodologies. Our date palm experts have implemented projects in Morocco, Kenya, and India, inter-cropping the date palms with other crops for short term results and for better use of the land. The projects are aimed at country level initiatives, large and medium scale farmers, as well as communities of small farmers.