February 2021

  • As part of the trials at the center’s experimental station in Dubai, scientists will assess the adaptability of the varieties to the local conditions and determine the best irrigation method.
ICBA begins trials of salt-tolerant rice varieties in desert conditions
Thursday, 25 February, 2021
Scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have started a set of trials to study water requirements of several highly salt-tolerant rice varieties under desert conditions.
  • ICBA recently conducted several technical training activities for young people in the project areas. During these activities, the center provided participants with technical assistance and farming equipment.
Helping Tunisian youth create agri-startups
Saturday, 20 February, 2021
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is helping a group of young people in Tunisia to launch their own agri-startups by providing knowhow and technology.
  • Organized on 10 February 2021, the first course looked at how to market locally-produced niche food products such as quinoa.
ICBA launches new training series on sustainable agriculture in desert environments
Monday, 15 February, 2021
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has kicked off a new series of online technical training courses to develop the knowledge and skills of farming communities in Egypt and the UAE in sustainable agriculture in desert environments.