December 2019

  • Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, has launched ICBA YES, the Youth Engagement Society (YES) initiative by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), which is aimed at facilitating communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries.
    Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, has launched ICBA YES, the Youth Engagement Society (YES) initiative by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), which is aimed at facilitating communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries.
ICBA launches global initiative to spur youth innovation in food security, sustainability
Sunday, 22 December, 2019

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, has launched ICBA YES, the Youth Engagement Society (YES) initiative by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), which is aimed at facilitating communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries. The main goal of the initiative is to address local and global challenges related to food security and agricultural production in marginal environments, as well as to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Two of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellows have recently concluded a study tour of Australia. They were selected from the AWLA’s inaugural cohort, which includes 22 women scientists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
    Two of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellows have recently concluded a study tour of Australia. They were selected from the AWLA’s inaugural cohort, which includes 22 women scientists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Supported by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR), the fellows attended the International Tropical Agriculture (TropAg) Conference in Brisbane on 11-13 November 2019 and visited James Cook University (JCU), a public university in North Queensland.
    Supported by the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR), the fellows attended the International Tropical Agriculture (TropAg) Conference in Brisbane on 11-13 November 2019 and visited James Cook University (JCU), a public university in North Queensland.
AWLA fellows learn innovative agricultural research practices in Australia
Monday, 23 December, 2019

Two of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellows have recently concluded a study tour of Australia. They were selected from the AWLA’s inaugural cohort, which includes 22 women scientists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

  • Held on 4-5 December 2019 to celebrate the World Soil Day, which is observed every year on 5 December, the event attracted over 100 participants, including a large number of schoolchildren.
    Held on 4-5 December 2019 to celebrate the World Soil Day, which is observed every year on 5 December, the event attracted over 100 participants, including a large number of schoolchildren.
  • Besides erosion, soils face an incredible amount of threats, including salinization, soil organic carbon loss, acidification, nutrient imbalance, soil contamination, waterlogging, urbanization, and loss of biodiversity.
    Besides erosion, soils face an incredible amount of threats, including salinization, soil organic carbon loss, acidification, nutrient imbalance, soil contamination, waterlogging, urbanization, and loss of biodiversity.
  • In line with this year’s theme “Stop Soil Erosion, Save Our Future”, the event focused on raising awareness about the importance of soils and the sustainable management of soil resources, especially among the younger generation, as healthy soils are important for meeting the current and future global food demands.
    In line with this year’s theme “Stop Soil Erosion, Save Our Future”, the event focused on raising awareness about the importance of soils and the sustainable management of soil resources, especially among the younger generation, as healthy soils are important for meeting the current and future global food demands.
  • Participants at the event pledged to contribute to stopping soil erosion and planting at least one native tree in the UAE in 2019.
    Participants at the event pledged to contribute to stopping soil erosion and planting at least one native tree in the UAE in 2019.
Emirates Soil Museum celebrates World Soil Day with arts exhibitions
Thursday, 5 December, 2019

On the occasion of the World Soil Day, the Emirates Soil Museum organized a two-day event featuring a series of arts exhibitions, workshops and tree-planting activities.