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Hans Hassle, Plantagon, awarded the Khalifa International Award for Agricultural Innovation

Press Release   •   Apr 13, 2018 15:23 GMT

ABU DHABI, UAE (April 13, 2018) –– Mr. Hans Hassle, co-founder and Secretary-General of Plantagon International, was awarded the prestigious Khalifa International Award for Agricultural Innovation during the recently held Sixth International Date Palm Conference (SIDPC), held under the patronage of the H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, during 19 – 21 March 2018 in Abu Dhabi – UAE.

The award was presented in an award distribution ceremony, during the opening of the 10th Session of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (KIADPAI) in Abu Dhabi on March 19. Mr. Hassle was honored for his interest and dedication to innovation in the agricultural sector, alongside international dignitaries Dr. Graziano Da Silva, FAO DG, Dr. Gilbert Houngbo, DG of IFAD, Dr. M. Abu Saab, DG of ICARDA and Dr. Ibrahim Dukheri, AOAD President.

Mr. Hassle expressed his gratitude to the organizers for the award and also to the UAE officials for ratifying his continued contribution in the field of Urban Agriculture. Mr. Hassle also highlighted the existing opportunities for Swedish Cleantech solutions to make their mark at the Dubai Expo 2020 platform – as a continuing effort for enhancing Swedish exports to the MENA region.

“During my three days in Abu Dhabi, a number of high-level meetings were held with ministers, research organizations and government agencies, and I am very pleased that we through Plantagon can support in the development of sustainable urban food production systems in UAE,” said Mr. Hassle.

Press Contact: Carin Balfe Arbman, Plantagon International,



Plantagon International is a world-leading pioneer within the field food security and CSR – combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions and architecture – to meet the demand for efficient food production within cities; adding a more democratic and inclusive governance model.

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