Biodiversity and Variation in Nutritional Properties of Pakistani Dates: Implications for Sustainable Value Chain and Decent Living

  • What are the nutritional properties of different date varieties? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different varieties for the farmers?
  • How can the shelf-life of dates be enhanced?
  • What is the value-chain of date palm products? Who are the key stakeholders and what are the institutions involved in the value chain of dates and other by-products? And how can the date value chain be linked with bio-chemical and nutritional analysis?
  • What policy guidelines can be recommended for a sustainable value chain of Pakistani dates?
  • What activities should be undertaken by Agri Extension services in the context of sustainable date values chain and decent living for the farmers?
  • What is the extent and pattern of bio-diversity of date-palms in different regions of Pakistan?

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