Agricultural Engineer Natividad Jaime, president of DATE KINGS COMPANY receives prestigious Khalifa Internaional Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innnovation
San Luis Rio Colorado Sonora. November, 2022
With great enthusiasm and satisfaction, Agricultural Engineer Natividad Jaime received the
Khalifa International Award for his career as a person of influence in the date industry in Mexico.
The Agricultural Engineer Jaime has organized multiple international seminars, which began in 2014 in Coachella Valley California where a 3-day theoretical-practical course was taught in the cradle of the date in America, after which the Engineer Jaime collaborated with the research institutions such as INIFAP where research on date palm cultivation has been carried out and where technical bulletins on the crop have been prepared.
Jaime has collaborated with his experience and with producers from all over the world, he was the first to have a web page with technical content in Spanish on crop management where thousands of Spanish-speaking people have learned the basic cultural and Propagation tasks on the date palm. and is currently working on launching a technical page in English and Spanish. In addition, Jaime has given multiple seminars and led workshops with discussions on cultivation issues and mitigation as well as advancements in Technology.
Within DATE KINGS Field facilities there is a medjhoul date palm plantation as well as an area of Deglet Nour and some Barhee palms and Invitro (Tissue culture) palms obtained in the laboratory with the new reproduction technology where the researchers, Technicians, students and the general public interested in cultivation will be able to find information on the subject.
DATE KINGS Company receives groups of students, technicians and researchers from various states of Mexico and even other countries that are interested in the crop where they receive technical information on the date palm, as well as Jaime’s experience of markets and marketing of the date and its derivatives.
Engineer Jaime, through his company DATE KINGS, was invited to participate as an exhibitor at the ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL FOOD EXHIBITION that will take place in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on December 6, 7 and 8 of this year, where together with other producers of the region will exhibit their products at this important event that will allow them to represent the Mexican date industry.
The Khalifa prize was awarded by the highest authorities of both countries, on the Mexican side the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Víctor Villalobos Arámbula was present, the secretary of the Khalifa international prize Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, his excellent ambassador from the United Arab Emirates in Mexico, in addition to other distinguished personalities from our country and the United Arab Emirates
Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Secretary General of the Khalifa Intl. Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, Honorable Ahmed Almenhali, United Emirates Embassador to Mexico Ing. Natividad Jaime, President of Date Kings, Dr. Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture.