CAIRO - 3 August 2022: Dates with high market value and demanded in international markets are currently being produced for the establishment of the largest date palm farm in the world on an area of 40,000 acres in Toshka, said Director of the Center for Food Technology and Food Processing, Dr. Amjad El-Kady.
Statistics showed a continuous and noticeable increase in the number of total and fruitful date palms, reaching 3 million and 600,000 palm trees.
Aswan is currently preparing for the host of its International Dates Festival, which will be held in the Sheraton Park in Aswan during the month of October.
The festival will be attended by all the producing and processed governorates, exporters of dates from all over, suppliers of farm services, date factories and packaging materials, and producers of handicrafts from palm waste, as well as exhibitors from Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan and Mauritania.
The Director of the Center for Food Technology and Food Processing indicated that the festival activities will include the establishment of a bazaar area to display palm products and handicrafts, competitions, scientific seminars, folkloric performances, and some cultural activities, in addition to honoring the producers of the finest Egyptian dates.