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Impact Stories

  • More and more farmers in the country are growing the crop.

    UAE farmers warm to quinoa

    The number of farmers cultivating quinoa in the UAE is steadily increasing thanks to a major program led by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with national partner organizations.

  • The system saves about 40 percent of irrigation water compared with traditional surface irrigation systems and uses solar energy.

    Boosting food security in sub-Saharan Africa through solar-powered irrigation systems

    To ensure food security in sub-Saharan Africa is no easy task. It is even more difficult to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on ending hunger. The region suffers from poor agricultural conditions. Partly as a result, malnutrition and poverty are common.

  • Quinoa is slowly entering the rural Egyptian diet as an increasing number of women learn of its nutritional benefits and other qualities.

    Rural Egyptian women take to quinoa

    More and more women in rural areas of Egypt are warming to alternative salt-tolerant crops like quinoa thanks to efforts by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and its partners.