Date palm: The secret ingredient for a bio-circular economy?
Dr. Zaid, Secretary General of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, and Dr Sandra Piesik, Founder of 3 Ideas B.V, say as we rebuild our economies, grow our societies and look to protect the planet, everything must ‘link back to nature’. Here, they look at the potential of the date palm in creating a bio-circular economy. 2021 marks the beginning of a new era for sustainability. It’s the year that the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) has begun. It’s the year where climate change returned to the agenda for America, with Joe Biden sworn in as President. And, with a degree of hopefulness, it’s the year where countries around the world could emerge from the pandemic. The final point is perhaps the most important. It’s been spoken about a lot and even branded as ‘The Great Reset’ by the World Economic Forum. As countries begin to open up again, there’s a great opportunity for the world to build back better and with a green recovery in mind.