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  • Under its global research program, ICBA has been studying since 2007 quinoa performance in different locations and conditions. Scientists also carry out regular experiments with quinoa at ICBA's station in Dubai, UAE.

    Mainstreaming quinoa beyond Andes

    Quinoa, once a staple food of only the indigenous people in the Andes, has become a darling of food aficionados around the world in recent years. So popular it has grown that even some fast food restaurant chains have now dishes and salads with it on their menus. Its exceptional nutritional composition makes it one of the healthiest grains and an upmarket offering.

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  • Since 2013, ICBA has operated a modular farm irrigated from a reverse osmosis unit to develop a cost-effective production scheme that transforms reject brine into a source of profit for farmers.

    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

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  • Unlike major crops like wheat, quinoa is a complete protein - containing all eight of the essential amino acids. It is packed with dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest. Quinoa’s health benefits have made it a staple for hip restaurants and upscale shops around the world.

    How to feed a growing world, sustainably

    This year Earth Overshoot Day, an annual indicator of humanity’s ecological footprint, will fall on 2 August. By this date the world will have arguably used more of the earth’s resources than it can produce during the whole year. The global population is projected to consume 170 percent of the planet's natural output in 2017.

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  • Study shows how municipal waste can be turned into soil conditioner in UAE

    Study shows how municipal waste can be turned into soil conditioner in UAE

    Globally millions of tonnes of waste is generated every day and most of it ends up in the landfills or dumping sites, thus threatening the environment and life on earth.

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  • Building capacities on water management in Euphrates-Tigris river basin

    The Euphrates and Tigris region is one of the world’s areas that are highly vulnerable to climate change. The riparian countries are interdependent and rely on water from the Euphrates–Tigris river system to maintain ecosystem goods and services, agriculture and energy production, municipal and industrial water supply, livelihoods and cultural resources.

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