Through its e-learning portal, ICBA offers advanced courses for professionals and specialists and intermediate ones for students and beginners in land management, crop diversification, genetics, and climate change modeling and adaptation.

Developed by ICBA's scientists and experienced consultants, all courses are accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service based in the UK.

These self-paced courses include presentations, videos, quizzes, and reading materials, and students are awarded certificates upon successful completion of each course.

The courses are created with the support of various partners and donors.

E-learning courses

Farm Waste Management in Marginal Environments

This advanced course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the concept of farm waste management in marginal environments and its role in saving valuable natural resources and sustainability of the agricultural sector.

Sustainable land management and land restoration (in Arabic)

This course focuses on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices, and their place within the global development agenda, specifically in order to achieve target 15.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aims "to achieve a land degradation-neutral world". The course assists policy makers, practitioners and land users in the selection, planning, implementation and monitoring of SLM interventions, and related enabling environment.

Postharvest Technologies in Marginal Environments

This advanced course equips learners with a comprehension of the fundamentals, tools, difficulties, and approaches of postharvest challenges in marginal environments.

Agricultural Value Chain

The course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, components, challenges, and strategies involved in building and maintaining successful value chains in the agricultural sector.

Alternative Crops for Degraded Lands in the UAE

This course targets everyone who is interested to learn about the limitations, stresses, and opportunities for alternative cropping systems in desert environments. A variety of crops are described as potential solutions for enhancing food and feed production in degraded lands.

Integrated Agri-aquaculture Systems in Marginal Environments

This course discusses challenges related to food production in marginal environments and provides methods for improving agricultural productivity. It presents how to design integrated agri-aquaculture systems to increase water productivity in these areas.

Climate and biosaline agriculture

This course provides a thorough understanding of the impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity and the importance of biosaline agriculture, especially in marginal environments.

Climate Change and Impacts on the Arid Regions

This course introduces the principles of climate change and its impacts on arid regions. It addresses a survey of a large body of research in this field conducted over four decades.

Design and monitor Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems Programmes (in Arabic)

This is the fourth of a series of e-learning courses on Nutrition and Food Systems, which will guide you through the steps required to design of a nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food system program. The Arabic version of the course is developed in collaboration with the FAO E-learning Academy.

Integrated Land Management in the United Arab Emirates

This course provides a comprehensive overview of integrated land management with a specific focus on the United Arab Emirates. It addresses the global and local climate overview, soil biodiversity, and integrated land management measures.

Water Resources and Irrigation Management Systems in Arid Regions

This course introduces water resources and climate change with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It addresses irrigation management systems, the impact of climate change on them, and how they can be used to improve water productivity.