During her visit, Her Excellency Minister of State Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi held a meeting with Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, as well the senior management and scientists, and was briefed about the center’s research-for-development initiatives.

UAE Minister of State for Food Security visits ICBA to discuss collaboration

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) welcomed Her Excellency Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State, on a special visit to introduce the center’s functions and contributions to the advancement of biosaline agriculture, notably in the field of food security, in line with UAE Government’s strategy.

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Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and H.E. Director General of AOAD, Prof. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-Dukheri, discussed a wide range of areas for collaboration.

ICBA, AOAD partner to boost food security in Arab region

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) agreed today to step up collaboration on agricultural climate resilience and food security in the Arab region.

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Imane El Majidi, a student from Morocco, received support and guidance from ICBA scientists on her social project involving quinoa to empower women in the region of Marrakesh.

How ICBA contributes to food security through agricultural R&D and youth empowerment

In the face of climate change and population growth, among many other global challenges, the world looks set for an unsustainable future. Today food insecurity and water scarcity are a grave reality for hundreds of millions of people, mainly in developing countries. According to forecasts by UN agencies, food security risks will only grow, especially for those who already suffer the most.

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Over 90 Tunisian specialists and researchers attended a two-day training workshop on validating Tunisia’s drought monitoring system.

ICBA trains Tunisian experts in validating national drought monitoring system

Agriculture is an economic mainstay in Tunisia. But it has lately been hit by a growing number of dry spells. The country has experienced several severe droughts in the past years, suffering major economic losses. Alas, lack of accurate drought monitoring and forecasting is making it difficult for policymakers to take early preventive measures.

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During her visit to ICBA, Belgian Ambassador to the UAE Her Excellency Dominique Mineur met and talked with Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, senior management and scientists of the center.

ICBA’s research may be useful for Mars missions, says top Belgian astronaut

On 2 October 2017 a high-ranking Belgian delegation led by Her Excellency Dominique Mineur, the ambassador of Belgium to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), visited the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Dubai to learn about the center’s research and development work and explore potential areas for collaboration.

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