January - February, 2017

  • FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan
    FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan
FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan
Friday, 17 February, 2017

Directors General of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), a nine-strong grouping focused on increasing food security by supporting smallholder agriculture and rural enterprise around the world, gathered recently at an annual meeting at the FAO HQ in Rome, Italy, to discuss joint initiatives on agro-diversification for 2017.

  • Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE
    Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE
Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE
Friday, 17 February, 2017
Dr. Mohammad Shahid, a geneticist at the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), has uncovered and documented eight plant species previously unknown to exist in the UAE.
  • Giving more opportunities for women in science
    Giving more opportunities for women in science
Giving more opportunities for women in science
Saturday, 11 February, 2017

In order to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in science, and to achieve their full and equal access to and participation in science, the United Nations declared 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.