October, 2018

  • The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding to establish an international innovation center for the Aral Sea Basin under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding to establish an international innovation center for the Aral Sea Basin under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  • The agreement was reached during a three-day international forum on innovative approaches to promoting sustainable governance and social stability in the Aral Sea Basin, which began in Samarkand.
    The agreement was reached during a three-day international forum on innovative approaches to promoting sustainable governance and social stability in the Aral Sea Basin, which began in Samarkand.
  • The shrinking of the Aral Sea is widely considered as one of the planet's worst environmental disasters.
    The shrinking of the Aral Sea is widely considered as one of the planet's worst environmental disasters.
ICBA, Uzbekistan’s Innovation Ministry partner to set up international Aral Sea innovation center
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan signed today a memorandum of understanding to establish an international innovation center for the Aral Sea Basin under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The center will be based in Nukus at the experimental station of the State Committee on Forestry in Karakalpakstan (an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan).

  • Safflower, an oil seed crop, not only has multiple commercial uses, but, due to its deep root system, is especially suitable to arid regions and sandy soils.
    Safflower, an oil seed crop, not only has multiple commercial uses, but, due to its deep root system, is especially suitable to arid regions and sandy soils.
  • The nutritious quinoa crop, a native to the South American Andes, is a hardy plant with high drought and salinity tolerance.
    The nutritious quinoa crop, a native to the South American Andes, is a hardy plant with high drought and salinity tolerance.
Researchers look to salt-tolerant crops for the future of agriculture in Middle East, North Africa
Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Two studies, recently published by a team of scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), look into how salt-tolerant crops like safflower and quinoa can help farmers cope with rising soil and water salinity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

  • On 1 October 2018 the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) shared with Dubai Municipality more than 800 seeds of five threatened, indigenous wild plant species from its gene bank.
    On 1 October 2018 the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) shared with Dubai Municipality more than 800 seeds of five threatened, indigenous wild plant species from its gene bank.
  • Established in 2000, ICBA’s gene bank currently stores over 14,000 germplasm accessions of about 250 salt-tolerant and salt-loving plant species from more than 150 countries.
    Established in 2000, ICBA’s gene bank currently stores over 14,000 germplasm accessions of about 250 salt-tolerant and salt-loving plant species from more than 150 countries.
ICBA gives Dubai Municipality seeds of threatened, indigenous plant species
Monday, 1 October, 2018

On 1 October 2018 the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) shared with Dubai Municipality more than 800 seeds of five threatened, indigenous wild plant species from its gene bank.