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Agricultural Advisor to UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs visits ICBA to discuss collaboration

Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid, Agricultural Advisor to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, visited the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) today to discuss prospects for collaboration.

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As part of its capacity-building initiatives, ICBA works with different partners to empower women researchers in the Arab world to become future leaders in science. Under its pioneering program called Tamkeen, the center organized a pilot training course in April 2017 for a group of women researchers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman and Palestine.

Why Arab world needs more young women scientists for food-secure future

Innovation is everything. These words perhaps best describe our age. Today’s world is defined by a constant search for scientific and technological advances. Throughout history innovation has proven a powerful tool in tackling threats to humanity and steadily improving its wellbeing. Our generation is now reaping the rewards of many breakthroughs made over the past century or so.

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Hamda Al-Masoum is one of many interns who have benefitted from ICBA’s internship program. A bachelor’s student at Zayed University, UAE, she conducted a comparative analysis of crop production under greenhouse and net-house conditions as part of her internship at ICBA.

Internships that help young people springboard into global job market

With a global unemployment crisis among the youth looming large, governments and international organizations are right to worry about an alarming rise in the number of young people out of work. Today almost every country is affected by the problem. But the trend is most discernible in the developing world.

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Dr. Ismahane Elouafi told H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi about ICBA’s research work on an innovative net-house technology suited to hot and arid conditions. The center has been studying energy and water use efficiency of this technology under UAE conditions.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation delegation visits ICBA

A delegation led by H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, UAE, visited the headquarters of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) on 27 August 2017 to learn about the center’s research for development activities and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

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Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra, a halophyte agronomist at ICBA, presents her project to the selection panel of the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme.

ICBA wins Expo 2020 Dubai grant for innovative project

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has been awarded a grant from the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme to conduct an innovative research project on inland and coastal modular farms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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