June 2020

  • As part of the project, ICBA has been working with Mercy Corps, Jordan River Foundation, the Royal Scientific Society, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to help sustainably increase water conservation on farms in Mafraq Governorate and Azraq district of Zarqa Governorate, Jordan.
    As part of the project, ICBA has been working with Mercy Corps, Jordan River Foundation, the Royal Scientific Society, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to help sustainably increase water conservation on farms in Mafraq Governorate and Azraq district of Zarqa Governorate, Jordan.
Adapting capacity development to Covid-19
Wednesday, 24 June, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every sector. Agriculture has also taken a hit. Farmers and farm owners have to continue their activities in the face of various restrictions and changes and learn new ways of doing business. And more than ever before they need support ranging from subsidies to inputs to new skills.

They need to learn how to stay efficient and operational while protecting themselves and the people they work with. This is also true of everyone working in the food supply chains.

  • The changes seen in a region of Italy in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) between 2019 and 2020 in the same time period. NDVI is an index used to estimate the health and productivity of vegetation. The red shows areas where the vegetative productivity has decreased; blue areas where vegetative productivity has increased, and the maroon where it is roughly the same. The changes show the differences in the farmed areas between the two years.
    The changes seen in a region of Italy in the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) between 2019 and 2020 in the same time period. NDVI is an index used to estimate the health and productivity of vegetation. The red shows areas where the vegetative productivity has decreased; blue areas where vegetative productivity has increased, and the maroon where it is roughly the same. The changes show the differences in the farmed areas between the two years.

How satellites help keep agricultural research going during Covid-19 pandemic

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

With hundreds of millions of people around the world under some form of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our society and economy has been dramatically impacted by the lack of human mobility. Businesses have gone under, employees laid off or furloughed, major events cancelled or postponed, and many economic activities around the world have ground to a halt.

  • As part of the study, a team of researchers from ICBA and EIAR evaluated five genotypes (ICBA-Q1, ICBA-Q2, ICBA-Q3, ICBA-Q4, and ICBA-Q5) for salinity tolerance, nutritional value and yield under different soil salinity conditions.
    As part of the study, a team of researchers from ICBA and EIAR evaluated five genotypes (ICBA-Q1, ICBA-Q2, ICBA-Q3, ICBA-Q4, and ICBA-Q5) for salinity tolerance, nutritional value and yield under different soil salinity conditions.
ICBA's quinoa genotypes can boost agriculture in Ethiopia's salt-affected areas - study
Saturday, 6 June, 2020

ICBA's quinoa genotypes are just the job for addressing the problem of low agricultural productivity in Ethiopia’s salt-affected areas, a recent study by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) says.