December, 2017

  • Scientists from ICBA introduced a low-cost irrigation system, known as the Californian irrigation system, in Mali and other countries among groups of smallholder farmers who grow a variety of crops.
    Scientists from ICBA introduced a low-cost irrigation system, known as the Californian irrigation system, in Mali and other countries among groups of smallholder farmers who grow a variety of crops.
  • The system saves about 40 percent of irrigation water compared with traditional surface irrigation systems and uses solar energy.
    The system saves about 40 percent of irrigation water compared with traditional surface irrigation systems and uses solar energy.
Boosting food security in sub-Saharan Africa through solar-powered irrigation systems
Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

To ensure food security in sub-Saharan Africa is no easy task. It is even more difficult to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on ending hunger. The region suffers from poor agricultural conditions. Partly as a result, malnutrition and poverty are common.

  • Quinoa is slowly entering the rural Egyptian diet as an increasing number of women learn of its nutritional benefits and other qualities.
    Quinoa is slowly entering the rural Egyptian diet as an increasing number of women learn of its nutritional benefits and other qualities.
  • Women participants at the course learnt several recipes of quinoa dishes and were given packs of quinoa to take home.
    Women participants at the course learnt several recipes of quinoa dishes and were given packs of quinoa to take home.
Rural Egyptian women take to quinoa
Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

More and more women in rural areas of Egypt are warming to alternative salt-tolerant crops like quinoa thanks to efforts by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and its partners.

  • Tashkent hosted an international workshop on the potential of marginal water and other marginal resources for food and water security in Central Asia.
    Tashkent hosted an international workshop on the potential of marginal water and other marginal resources for food and water security in Central Asia.
  • More than 75 decision-makers, scientists, experts and professionals from over 16 countries came together to discuss a way forward to promote marginal water use for agriculture.
    More than 75 decision-makers, scientists, experts and professionals from over 16 countries came together to discuss a way forward to promote marginal water use for agriculture.
International forum urges tapping marginal water for agriculture in Central Asia
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

More than 75 delegates at an international workshop, including decision-makers, scientists, experts and professionals, from over 16 countries agreed today to work more closely to promote marginal water use for agriculture in Central Asia.