November, 2017

  • During her visit, Her Excellency Minister of State Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi held a meeting with Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, as well the senior management and scientists, and was briefed about the center’s research-for-development initiatives.
    During her visit, Her Excellency Minister of State Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi held a meeting with Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, as well the senior management and scientists, and was briefed about the center’s research-for-development initiatives.
  • Her Excellency Minister of State Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi made a tour of the Emirates Soil Museum.
    Her Excellency Minister of State Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi made a tour of the Emirates Soil Museum.
UAE Minister of State for Food Security visits ICBA to discuss collaboration
Sunday, 5 November, 2017

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) welcomed Her Excellency Mariam bint Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State, on a special visit to introduce the center’s functions and contributions to the advancement of biosaline agriculture, notably in the field of food security, in line with UAE Government’s strategy.

  • It is estimated that globally over 8.7 million cubic meters of desalinated water is used for irrigation and over 3.5 million cubic meters of reject brine is produced every day. Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure safe disposal and sustainable use of reject brine.
    It is estimated that globally over 8.7 million cubic meters of desalinated water is used for irrigation and over 3.5 million cubic meters of reject brine is produced every day. Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure safe disposal and sustainable use of reject brine.
  • Modular farming approaches focus on exploiting reject brine for fish farming and production of halophytes (salt-loving plants) on inland farms, and seawater and aquaculture effluents for cultivation of halophytes in coastal desert areas, bringing into production degraded or barren lands with economic benefits for local communities.
    Modular farming approaches focus on exploiting reject brine for fish farming and production of halophytes (salt-loving plants) on inland farms, and seawater and aquaculture effluents for cultivation of halophytes in coastal desert areas, bringing into production degraded or barren lands with economic benefits for local communities.
  • Salicornia is a halophytic crop with multiple uses. It can be irrigated with highly saline water and be used as a vegetable, forage and biofuel crop.
    Salicornia is a halophytic crop with multiple uses. It can be irrigated with highly saline water and be used as a vegetable, forage and biofuel crop.
Tapping potential of reject brine from desalination
Monday, 20 November, 2017

There is no denying that almost everything on this planet depends on water and we are blessed to have almost 70 percent of earth’s surface covered with this extraordinary chemical compound. Water has kept the life going on the planet for over three billion years.

  • The 3rd Date Palm Festival in the Siwa Oasis, Egypt, attracted a large number of local, national and international organizations, companies, farmers and the general public.
    The 3rd Date Palm Festival in the Siwa Oasis, Egypt, attracted a large number of local, national and international organizations, companies, farmers and the general public.
  • More than 200 visitors, including farmers and delegates from both public and private sectors, visited ICBA's exhibition booth during the festival.
    More than 200 visitors, including farmers and delegates from both public and private sectors, visited ICBA's exhibition booth during the festival.
ICBA showcases date palm research results at international festival in Egypt
Saturday, 18 November, 2017

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) recently presented the results of its long-term date palm research program at the 3rd Date Palm Festival in the Siwa Oasis, Egypt.