March 2020

  • The UAE implements a range of measures, policies and strategies to ensure uninterrupted food supplies from abroad and scale up agricultural production at home.
    The UAE implements a range of measures, policies and strategies to ensure uninterrupted food supplies from abroad and scale up agricultural production at home.

Covid-19 bears out UAE’s food security strategy

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020

The world is at a standstill. The worldwide spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is wreaking havoc on many industries. Amid nationwide lockdowns around the globe, whole sectors of the economy have gone into hibernation. International markets and supply chains have been jolted.

  • The project aims to improve food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in marginal areas of Morocco through the production, consumption and sale of high-value stress-tolerant quinoa varieties.
    The project aims to improve food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in marginal areas of Morocco through the production, consumption and sale of high-value stress-tolerant quinoa varieties.
  • The certification is a significant milestone as it paves the way for developing quinoa value chains in the country. This is a result of consistently good performance of the varieties under local conditions during trials conducted as part of ICBA’s Rehamna quinoa project between 2017 and 2020.
    The certification is a significant milestone as it paves the way for developing quinoa value chains in the country. This is a result of consistently good performance of the varieties under local conditions during trials conducted as part of ICBA’s Rehamna quinoa project between 2017 and 2020.
ICBA quinoa genotypes get go-ahead for commercial cultivation in Morocco
Saturday, 14 March, 2020

Five quinoa genotypes from the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have been recently registered and certified as varieties by Morocco’s National Food Safety Office (L'Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires) and approved for commercial cultivation.

  • In celebration of International Women's Day the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) hosted today a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of fellows of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) program.
    In celebration of International Women's Day the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) hosted today a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of fellows of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) program.
  • Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Chairperson of ICBA’s Board of Directors, said: "International Women's Day is an important occasion when we celebrate women and girls around the world and showcase their invaluable contributions to different fields, including science."
    Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Chairperson of ICBA’s Board of Directors, said: "International Women's Day is an important occasion when we celebrate women and girls around the world and showcase their invaluable contributions to different fields, including science."
  • For her part, Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, said: "We are delighted to see the inaugural cohort of AWLA fellows graduating on such a special occasion – International Women's Day. The AWLA fellowship program was able to open a door of opportunities for 22 Arab women scientists by providing them with soft skills to positively impact their communities and countries."
    For her part, Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, said: "We are delighted to see the inaugural cohort of AWLA fellows graduating on such a special occasion – International Women's Day. The AWLA fellowship program was able to open a door of opportunities for 22 Arab women scientists by providing them with soft skills to positively impact their communities and countries."
  • Dr. Tarifa Alzaabi, Deputy Director General of ICBA, remarked: "As we are celebrating International Women's Day, it gives me a great pleasure to congratulate all AWLA fellows and commend them for the exceptional dedication they demonstrated during their AWLA journey. AWLA is a unique program that significantly contributed to our efforts to empower women in science and agriculture."
    Dr. Tarifa Alzaabi, Deputy Director General of ICBA, remarked: "As we are celebrating International Women's Day, it gives me a great pleasure to congratulate all AWLA fellows and commend them for the exceptional dedication they demonstrated during their AWLA journey. AWLA is a unique program that significantly contributed to our efforts to empower women in science and agriculture."
ICBA celebrates Arab women scientists’ graduation from regional fellowship program
Sunday, 8 March, 2020

In celebration of International Women's Day the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) hosted today a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of fellows of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) program.