April, 2018

  • Alternative, non-traditional crops and technologies can play an important role in contributing to future food security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was one of the main points made during an open day and round-table discussions attended by H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, at International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, the winner of the Best Arab Research Center at the Best Arab Awards in 2017.
    Alternative, non-traditional crops and technologies can play an important role in contributing to future food security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was one of the main points made during an open day and round-table discussions attended by H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, at International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, the winner of the Best Arab Research Center at the Best Arab Awards in 2017.
  • During the meeting, H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri said: “The UAE is characterised by its extremely challenging conditions for agriculture, it is a fact that the country’s terrain, topography and climate ranks as among the most difficult in the world for crop growing. Fresh water access is a particular issue here – something that is compounded by the fact that agriculture is the UAE’s most consuming industry, accounting for approximately 72% of the country’s total freshwater consumption. This demand is
    During the meeting, H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri said: “The UAE is characterised by its extremely challenging conditions for agriculture, it is a fact that the country’s terrain, topography and climate ranks as among the most difficult in the world for crop growing. Fresh water access is a particular issue here – something that is compounded by the fact that agriculture is the UAE’s most consuming industry, accounting for approximately 72% of the country’s total freshwater consumption. This demand is further impacted by depleting the water resources, which are reducing at a rate of 0.5 cm per year.”
Going beyond the limits: future food security is about exploring non-traditional crops and breakthrough technologies
Monday, 9 April, 2018

Alternative, non-traditional crops and technologies can play an important role in contributing to future food security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This was one of the main points made during an open day and round-table discussions attended by H.E. Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Future Food Security, at International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, the winner of the Best Arab Research Center at the Best Arab Awards in 2017.

  • To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on sustainability projects.
    To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on sustainability projects.
  • The collaboration was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and Mr. Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer of DCCE.
    The collaboration was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and Mr. Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer of DCCE.
ICBA, Dubai Carbon team up for sustainability projects
Sunday, 8 April, 2018

To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on sustainability projects. The collaboration was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and Mr. Ivano Iannelli, Chief Executive Officer of DCCE.

  • Net-Houses compared with Greenhouses: Enhanced Water-Energy Efficiency by 8-fold and 62-fold respectively for certain vegetables
    Net-Houses compared with Greenhouses: Enhanced Water-Energy Efficiency by 8-fold and 62-fold respectively for certain vegetables
  • A highly efficient low-cost net-house technology can help to make horticulture significantly more feasible and profitable agri-business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while saving water and energy, an extensive study by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has concluded.
    A highly efficient low-cost net-house technology can help to make horticulture significantly more feasible and profitable agri-business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while saving water and energy, an extensive study by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has concluded.
  • The study forms part of ICBA’s efforts to contribute to future food security of the UAE and support the Government’s initiatives in this field.
    The study forms part of ICBA’s efforts to contribute to future food security of the UAE and support the Government’s initiatives in this field.
Are net-houses the future of horticulture in the UAE?
Thursday, 5 April, 2018

A highly efficient low-cost net-house technology can help to make horticulture significantly more feasible and profitable agri-business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while saving water and energy, an extensive study by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has concluded.