May 2020

  • As part of the conservation of plant genetic resources in the UAE, ICBA conducts regular expeditions to different locations to collect some of the important indigenous species and store them in its genebank for the future.
    As part of the conservation of plant genetic resources in the UAE, ICBA conducts regular expeditions to different locations to collect some of the important indigenous species and store them in its genebank for the future.
How ICBA preserves agrobiodiversity for food security in marginal environments
Friday, 22 May, 2020

22 May is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Biological Diversity. This day serves to remind us of the importance of biodiversity for life on earth.

  • The initial activities under the initiative include distributing to local farmers about 70 tonnes of forages for livestock, produced from various crops like Salicornia, pearl millet, quinoa, and amaranth.
    The initial activities under the initiative include distributing to local farmers about 70 tonnes of forages for livestock, produced from various crops like Salicornia, pearl millet, quinoa, and amaranth.
  • Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ن, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share.
    Dubbed 3N, or the power of triple noon (derived from the Arabic letter ن, which is pronounced as noon), the three Arabic letters of the initiative represent three key actions: grow, harvest and share.
ICBA launches new community initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day
Tuesday, 12 May, 2020

On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The livelihoods of hundreds of millions of vulnerable people from day laborers and migrant workers to smallholder and subsistence farmers are at risk.
    The livelihoods of hundreds of millions of vulnerable people from day laborers and migrant workers to smallholder and subsistence farmers are at risk.

To fight Covid-19, nations should come together

Monday, 11 May, 2020

As the deadly onslaught of Covid-19 is raging, the world has gone into isolation. Travel and movement restrictions have been imposed in many countries. Some have sealed off their borders entirely. Many industries have ground to a halt.