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ICBA Showcase Opportunity

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ICBA showcased the outcomes of its successful applied research projects on biosaline agriculture, modern irrigation systems, and modern farming systems at the Agricultural Exhibition in Al Ain during 22-25 February. As well as joining the 90 exhibitors, 30 farms and 30 animal production farms participating in the exhibition, ICBA was represented by Dr Khalil Ammar, Water Resources Management Scientist, discussing the topic 'Sustainable management of marginal water resources in the United Arab Emirates.

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), and organized by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the exhibition was opened by HH Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, General Manager, Dewan of the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region.

Sheikh Hazza bin Tahnoun al Nahyan stressed the importance of the agricultural sector and its role in food security and praised ADFCA for its focus on the integrated sociak. economic and environmental dimensions of farming. The Director General of the Authority, HE Rashid Mohamed Al Shariqi, explained that the exhibition was very important to disseminate awareness to farmers of the best agricultural practices and technologies.