A group of 20 women students from the Department of Aridland Agriculture of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain visited the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) on November 20, 2016 to explore and learn various research and innovation activities.
The soil ecosystem plays a vital role in climate change as it regulates soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions.
Leaders and experts from international, regional and national research, development and donor organizations today called for stepping up efforts on drought management and mitigation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the face of climate change.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has published its Annual Report 2015. The report covers the center’s applied research and development work in different countries during 2015 with a focus on the five research and four enabling innovations set out in the ICBA Strategy 2013-2023.
Climate change is no longer a challenge of the future. It is already taking place, and impacting the farmers that are most at risk. Over the years, reduced rainfall, depleting groundwater, increasing temperature and volatility of climatic events are adding to pressure on the agricultural system, which is struggling to respond to rising demands for food.
World Food Day, which is celebrated on October 16 as the founding date of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is a global movement to end hunger.
Sustainable food production is challenging for farmers in marginal environments, which are characterized by limited rainfall, extreme temperatures, saline and low-fertility soil. Forecasts for regions like the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) show that they will be extremely vulnerable to climate change and face the risk of further aggravating the already stressed water and soil resources.
Agriculture is an engine of growth for rural communities, particularly in the developing world. It has also proven to be an especially viable tool for women to lift themselves out of poverty.