MAIN OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTCOME
Establishing and structuring an innovation platform for the date palm crop in the NENA region is a collaborative work between the FAO and AARINENA. Therefore, AARINENA
intends to participate in the 8th TAP Partners Assembly Side Event to show the key-role of AARINENA with other partners in promoting the date palm crop in the NENA region, to highlight the concept and approach of innovation platforms in the agricultural innovation systems, and to demonstrate and share with others some of the work on developing and structuring the specific innovation platform for the date palm crop in the NENA region.
The expected outcomes are knowledge and information dissemination and enhancing the capacity of AARINENA with better integration among stakeholders.
Welcoming & Opening Remarks | Dr. Selvaraju Ramasamy, Head of FAO-Research and Extension Unit, Rome
AARINENA’s role in research and innovation | Dr. Rida Shibli, Executive Secretary, AARINENA, Jordan
Current challenges and future prospects of date palm in the NENA region | Dr. Muna Mashal, Date Palm Expert, Jordan
Conceptual framework and the approach of the platform for agricultural innovation systems (AIS) | Dr. Nael Thaher, Innovation and IP Expert, Jordan
Physical and Governance Structure Model of the Research, Technology & Innovation Date Palm Platform | Eng. Wafaa Musalam & Dr. Mohammad Malkawi, Software & IT Experts, Jordan
Closing Remarks | Dr. Rida Shibli, Executive Secretary, AARINENA, Jordan