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  • Dubai hosts biggest international conference on quinoa

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Leaders, scientists and experts from around the world gathered today at one of the biggest international conferences dedicated to quinoa since 2013 was declared the International Year of Quinoa by the United Nations.

  • ICBA director general receives prestigious award for achievements in science

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), has won a prestigious Arab Women of the Year 2016 award in recognition of her long-term commitment and contribut ion to promoting science and innovation, especially among Arab women.

  • COP22-Marrakech: Leaders, experts urge more action on climate change-induced droughts in Middle East, North Africa

    Monday, November 14, 2016

    Leaders and experts from international, regional and national research, development and donor organizations today ca lled for stepping up efforts on drought management and mitigati on in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the face of climate change.

  • ICBA, CRDF Global announce winners of major grant competition for joint US-Arab women research teams

    Sunday, October 30, 2016

    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and CRDF Global announced today the winners of the new collaborative agricultural research projects between US scientists and young Arab female investigators in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

  • ICBA, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to open Emirates Soil Museum

    Monday, September 5, 2016

    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed today a m emorandum of u nderstanding to complete the construction and enhancement of the Emirates Soil Museum, a unique facility in the Gulf Cooperation Countries and the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • IsDB, Gates Foundation support new program for women scientists in Middle East, North Africa

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched today the design phase of a new major regional program to empower young Arab women scientists and leaders in agricultural research and development.

  • FEWA delegation visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture to talk collaboration

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    A delegation from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) headed by Mr. Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General , visited today the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to discuss prospects for collaboration.

  • ICBA, US research centers lead $4m project to help MENA region respond to drought

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    The Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska are co-leading a $4-million research effort. The project is designed to help the Middle East and North Africa region balance water consumption and increase agricultural productivity, with a focus on drought management.

  • UAE Energy Minister visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    A delegation led by UAE Minister of Energy H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei visited today the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to learn about the Center and its work on, among other things, water-efficient technologies and crops, non-conventional water resources, and biofuel crops such as Salicornia. This visit is one of a series of visits by the Minister of Energy to local organizations working on energy issues to enhance communication and improve cooperation between the Ministry of Energy and its strategic partners, as well as discuss mutual cooperation opportunities for diversifying energy resources for sustainable development.

  • UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi visited today the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Dubai to learn more about the Center and its work on, among other things, climate change adaptation and mitigation in marginal environments.