April 2022

  • The experiment began with the cultivation of Chal tomato, a South Korean tomato variety, in a customized low-cost greenhouse facility adapted to local conditions.
    The experiment began with the cultivation of Chal tomato, a South Korean tomato variety, in a customized low-cost greenhouse facility adapted to local conditions.
ICBA starts testing low-cost crop production system for desert environments
Saturday, 30 April, 2022
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is testing a new low-cost controlled environment agriculture (CEA) system suited to desert environments like the UAE.
  • Published in Frontiers in Plant Science, the study reviewed 14 orphan crops based on their resilience to salinity, drought, and/or heat stress; high nutritional profile; amenability to diverse cropping systems; and local availability for economic growth and social development.
    Published in Frontiers in Plant Science, the study reviewed 14 orphan crops based on their resilience to salinity, drought, and/or heat stress; high nutritional profile; amenability to diverse cropping systems; and local availability for economic growth and social development.
Orphan crops best fit for marginal environments - a new study
Friday, 22 April, 2022
A recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has evaluated orphan crops, otherwise known as neglected crops, for their potential to improve nutrition and crop diversification in marginal environments – areas of the world often characterized by poor soils, inadequate quantity and quality of water, and unfavorable climatic conditions for sustainable agricultural production.
  • The event was hosted under ICBA’s community initiative called 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ن, which is pronounced as noon). The three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest, and share.
    The event was hosted under ICBA’s community initiative called 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ن, which is pronounced as noon). The three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest, and share.
  • The students also toured the Emirates Soil Museum and visited the center’s research facilities, including greenhouses.
    The students also toured the Emirates Soil Museum and visited the center’s research facilities, including greenhouses.
  • What is more, they collected about 200 kg of tomatoes, which were donated to the Emirates Red Crescent at the end of the event.
    What is more, they collected about 200 kg of tomatoes, which were donated to the Emirates Red Crescent at the end of the event.
ICBA, Zayed University observe Zayed Humanitarian Day with community initiative
Thursday, 21 April, 2022
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) organized a special event on Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the holy month of Ramadan, for a group of women students from the Kulna Club (Community Garden) of Zayed University’s Dubai campus.