11 February is celebrated worldwide every year as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year’s theme is “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”. The day serves to highlight the important role women and girls play in science and technology and the crucial contributions they make to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has started testing a unique greenhouse prototype which uses saline groundwater and seawater to grow food.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is helping a group of farmers in Al Khatim and Al Khazna in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, to utilize reject brine for cultivating fish and a halophytic (salt-loving) plant called Salicornia.
Two of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellows have recently concluded a study tour of Australia. They were selected from the AWLA’s inaugural cohort, which includes 22 women scientists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, has launched ICBA YES, the Youth Engagement Society (YES) initiative by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), which is aimed at facilitating communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries. The main goal of the initiative is to address local and global challenges related to food security and agricultural production in marginal environments, as well as to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
On the occasion of the World Soil Day, the Emirates Soil Museum organized a two-day event featuring a series of arts exhibitions, workshops and tree-planting activities.
Leading scientists, policymakers and experts from around the world have urged more action and support from the public and private sectors to spur research and innovation for food security and sustainable development in marginal environments.
Over 300 experts and decision-makers from about 70 countries convened today in Dubai at the Global Forum on Innovations for Marginal Environments (GFIME) to explore the latest advances in research, innovation, development and policy in agriculture and food production in the world’s marginal environments.
Dubai will play host to a global showcase for the latest advances in research, innovation, development and policy in agriculture and food production in marginal environments - areas of the world most vulnerable to climate change, water scarcity and salinity.