Tamar* Heritage
Tamar* Heritage

Our Projects

Building foundations for understanding the diversity of our society.

 

Through inclusiveness we present an opportunity to know and respect the reach heritage of civilizations.

Our artist Nada Suleimani in KAUST offers art classes

We have the pleasure to announce you the availability of the new art class offered in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology by Nada Suleimani.

 

The new website with gallery and schedule has just been launched today on 23rd of August 2017.

 

If you want to enrich your time and learn to paint, check out Nada’s Art School website and register for the first workshop on 20th of September.

 

Nada Suleimani Art Website

 

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New Recipes Tamar Cookbook     Coming Soon! KickStarter to be launched!

By women globally from countries growing date fruit palms.

 

Tamar Heritage - The date palms are one of the oldest trees in the Arabian Peninsula, earliest evidence of date palm cultivation was 4000 BC, they played a key role in the life of the people.

 

Tamar Heritage is presenting the current contribution they have for sustainable development. 

The Art Week of Boston Tamar Heritage Project participation

Learn about the variety of Date Palm fruits, its nutritional values and support to civilizations throughout the history globally.

 

Walk in the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and see the Faces of Qatar photography project that makes everyone re-evaluate their perception of the other people living here and to encourage the different nationalities to meet, get to know one another and understand the many similarities they share.

 

Bring your drawing and painting kits to work on painting the trees in the Arnold Arboretum and the palms at the Red Sea coast through the interactive art class with a female artist from Saudi Arabia. Listen while painting to the music created by Russian and Tajik musicians that creates happiness and helps to representatives of different cultures and generations to find common language.

 

Artists involved in this project: Mohammed Ismail, Salomat Ayosova, Galina Rodionova, and Nada Suleimani.

Sustainable Development through Dates

Comming Soon!

 

Written in 2001: With the present uncertainty in the world food production and the expected increase in demand for food with a population exceeding 6 billion inhabitants, the date palm offers a good food source of high nutritive value; this tree gives many date growing countries in remote areas, the main food for a considerable number of people and provides working conditions to considerable numbers of labourers in the rural areas.

 

Furthermore, the date palm tree tolerates relatively harsh climatic and soil conditions under which no other crop may give reasonable returns. In fact, date palm which is an irreplaceable tree in irrigable desert lands, provides protection to under-crops from heat, wind and even cold weather, and plays a big role to stop desertification and to give life to desert areas. Its fruit generate good income and foreign exchange earnings. Its dried fruit benches, fronds, leaflets fibre and trunks are utilized in many small industries which provide packing materials for local marketing of fruits and vegetables as well as for many other uses. The tree and fruit by-products offer an extra income.

 

However, the date palm industry is facing many serious problems, related to low yields, to lack of appropriate packing and presentation and to the limited production of sound industrial date products etc.

 

The estimated average yield bearing date palm tree in the main date growing areas is around 20 kg, which is very low compared to the average yield of more than 100 kg in some date growing areas (USA, Qassim in Saudi Arabia, Namibia, Israel, for example). The low yields in most countries are due to soil salinity, poor fertility, insect and diseases infestations, lack of maintenance and care due to increasing cost of labour and to shortage of trained personnel to introduce improved cultural practices. As a result of high cost of production and low prices of the produce, farmers tend to neglect or even abandon their gardens.

 

The packing and presentation of dates in local markets and for export at many date growing countries are not up to the standards which attract consumers and increase the demand for this commodity. The production of high value industrial date products (paste, spread, syrup, liquid sugar, wines, distilled liquors, industrial alcohol, animal feed, organic acids and pharmaceuticals, special foods, etc.) remains very limited.1

 

1Date Palm Cultivation - FAO, Rome 2001 Date Palm Cultivation - FAO PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION PAPER 156 Rev. 1