August 2020

  • Based on the review of previous research on various crops, including pigeon pea, chickpea, faba bean, durum wheat, barley and rice, the study shows that crop populations obtained from multi-parent crosses enable a genetic analysis of complex traits in different crops and facilitate modern as well as conventional plant breeding.
Study sheds new light on multi-parent populations’ potential for crop breeding
Thursday, 20 August, 2020

A recent study by an international team of scientists gives a new insight into how multi-parent populations (MPPs) can be better used for crop research, development and breeding.

Published in Heredity, an official journal of the Genetics Society, the study proposes an ideal package of genotypic, phenotypic and germplasm resources that MPPs should feature to realize their full potential.

  • This partnership makes it possible to extend the reach of ICBA’s capacity development offerings and allows its stakeholders to benefit from over 350 multilingual courses provided free of charge as a global public good through the FAO elearning Academy.
ICBA teams up with FAO elearning Academy
Monday, 10 August, 2020

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined the global network of over 200 partners of the FAO elearning Academy, a dedicated platform offering courses that are fully aligned with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

This partnership makes it possible to extend the reach of ICBA’s capacity development offerings and allows its stakeholders to benefit from over 350 multilingual courses provided free of charge as a global public good through the FAO elearning Academy.

  • The agreement follows a recent visit by a Brazilian delegation led by Dr. Celso Luiz Moretti to ICBA.
  • As part of the agreement, ICBA and Embrapa also agreed to exchange germplasm material of salt-tolerant crops, which include Brazilian native plants and forages, including buffel grass, saltbush and forage palm.
ICBA partners with Brazilian agricultural research corporation
Wednesday, 5 August, 2020

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, known as Embrapa (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária), have agreed to collaborate on boosting sustainable agriculture and food security, among other things, in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).