Peruvian congressman visits the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA).
H.E. Daniel Abugattas Majluf, Congressman from the Republic of Peru, and H.E. Romulo Acurio, Consul General of the Peru Consulate in Dubai, visited the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture on the 18th of December, 2012.
The Peruvian delegation was received by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA; Dr. Ahmed Al Sharif, Deputy Director General of ICBA; and Dr. Mohamed Amrani, Director of Research and Innovation at ICBA. The discussion covered an overview of ICBA and its current researches programs as well as the food security challenges and opportunities in the MENA region and South America.
ICBA is working on different crops that can be adopted in marginal environment which include plants such as Quinoa, which delighted the Peruvian delegation especially that Quinoa is an important plant in Peru. In this regard, Mr. Abugattas expressed his interest in pursuing collaboration with ICBA. Particularly, H.E. Congressman Majluf expressed his interest to see how ICBA can assist Peru in its Nutrition Security Agenda, through Research and Development on Andean Crops such Quinoa.
“It was a great opportunity for ICBA to meet with the Peruvian delegation; ICBA is keen to extend its support to as many regions of the world as possible and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with South American governments and institutions” said Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA.