The National Initiative for the Development of the Agricultural Sector (NIAD), in cooperation with the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), the NSSA and a number of official institutions, launched the first comprehensive agricultural platform in the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop and promote the agricultural sector by unifying national efforts to serve the sector, by establishing a national database that helps achieve the economic, social and environmental development goals of the Kingdom.
This project is considered the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which was able to establish the first agricultural geographic information data base specialized in date palm trees. This is due to its importance in the Bahraini heritage at the cultural, economic, and nutritional level. The total palm trees and their geographical distribution at the level of the Kingdom of Bahrain governorates are acquired accurately, in order to enable researchers and investors to carry out many researches, especially in the field of food security in the Kingdom of Bahrain, such as estimating the amount of production for each palm tree and many others. This project did not stop at this point, but extended to studying the botanical indicators of each palm, which made it possible to obtain readings of the state of each palm in terms of its health and its vulnerability to environmental pressures and other factors affecting it through satellite images such as palm weevil, plant diseases, environmental pollutants, etc.