The 7th International Conference on Palms and its Products was held in Abu Dhabi under the theme “Sustainable Date Palm Production”.

The 3day-International conference was attended by experts from 42 countries, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam representing the country for the first time. A delegation of experts led by Dr. Aijaz Hussain Soomro, Director, Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies, Dr. Shehzor Gul Khaskheli, and Dr. Aasiya Akbar Panhwar represented Pakistan and Sindh, as well as presented research papers on Date Palm and the by-products.

During the conference, Dr. Aijaz Hussain Soomro presented a dissertation on “Functional and sensory properties of Mozawati and Aseel Dates” and Dr. Shehzor Gul Khaskheli reviewed the “Preparation and quality evaluation of date jam during different storage temperatures”, while Dr. Aasiya Akbar Panhwar presented her dissertation on “Physico-Chemical and Organoleptic characteristic Biscuits enriched with dried Date powder”, in this new study by experts from the Sindh Agriculture University, participants and investors from different countries have expressed interest in making biscuits using date palms at the industry level, During the conference, the experts from the Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies SAU were appreciated.

In this regard, investors and Experts from different countries, including Pakistan emphasized enhancing the link between Sindh Agriculture University and industry. The conference was attended by 475 experts from 42 countries of the world.

Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University, has congratulated the experts of the university, for presenting successful dissertations and for representing the country and the university in a dignified manner.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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