May, 2018

  • Following the discussions, the delegation toured ICBA’s facilities, including the Emirates Soil Museum, gene bank, net-house and greenhouse facilities, the Integrated Aqua-Agriculture System, biochar production sites, and experimental fields on date palm, Salicornia and forages.
    Following the discussions, the delegation toured ICBA’s facilities, including the Emirates Soil Museum, gene bank, net-house and greenhouse facilities, the Integrated Aqua-Agriculture System, biochar production sites, and experimental fields on date palm, Salicornia and forages.
  • In this regard, H.E. Dr. Osama Faqeeha said: “I am very pleased to visit ICBA today. I received an overview about the wide spectrum of research areas that ICBA is engaged in. I was impressed by the depth and variety of research areas.”
    In this regard, H.E. Dr. Osama Faqeeha said: “I am very pleased to visit ICBA today. I received an overview about the wide spectrum of research areas that ICBA is engaged in. I was impressed by the depth and variety of research areas.”
Saudi deputy environment minister visits ICBA to mull cooperation
Sunday, 13 May, 2018

His Excellency Dr. Osama Faqeeha, Deputy Minister for Environment at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia, and His Excellency Tareq Alabbasi, Director of General Department of Biodiversity and Combating Desertification, Saudi Arabia, paid a special visit to the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) today to explore areas for potential collaboration.

  • The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) today received a two-member delegation from Egypt to discuss potential areas for collaboration.
    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) today received a two-member delegation from Egypt to discuss potential areas for collaboration.
  • During the visit, the delegation - H.E. Dr. Sayed Khalifa, Head of Agricultural Syndicate, Egypt, and H.E. Dr. Ali Hazeen, Head of Development Projects, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt - met Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, as well as the senior management and scientists of the center.
    During the visit, the delegation - H.E. Dr. Sayed Khalifa, Head of Agricultural Syndicate, Egypt, and H.E. Dr. Ali Hazeen, Head of Development Projects, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt - met Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, as well as the senior management and scientists of the center.
ICBA to scale up production of salt-tolerant crops in Egypt
Thursday, 10 May, 2018

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) today received a two-member delegation from Egypt to discuss potential areas for collaboration. The main purpose of the visit was to discuss production of salt-tolerant plants, especially Salicornia (a multi-purpose salt-loving plant that can be used as food, feed and biofuel) in the country.

  • A team of scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has made a major breakthrough in increasing yield potential of Salicornia, a multi-purpose halophyte.
    A team of scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has made a major breakthrough in increasing yield potential of Salicornia, a multi-purpose halophyte.
  • Working closely with local partners in the UAE, the scientists have recently recorded a bumper seed yield of 3 tonnes per hectare (t/ha) using seawater passing through an aquaculture system.
    Working closely with local partners in the UAE, the scientists have recently recorded a bumper seed yield of 3 tonnes per hectare (t/ha) using seawater passing through an aquaculture system.
  • Salicornia is a salt-loving plant that can be used for food, forage and biofuel production.
    Salicornia is a salt-loving plant that can be used for food, forage and biofuel production.
ICBA achieves progress in breaking Salicornia yield ceiling
Thursday, 10 May, 2018

A team of scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has made a major breakthrough in increasing yield potential of Salicornia, a multi-purpose halophyte.