Processing quinoa seed may soon become easier and cheaper thanks to a simple yet innovative machine developed by a group of inventors, including scientists from the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA).
A new book titled “Emerging Research in Alternative Crops” lays out how alternative crops can contribute to ensuring food security, better nutrition, improved livelihoods and environmental sustainability in marginal environments in different parts of the world.
Soil and water salinity is a major constraint on agriculture, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions. Caused by a range of man-made and natural factors, including poor irrigation practices and seawater intrusion, it is exacerbated by climate change.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has successfully completed a unique community initiative aimed at raising public awareness about agriculture and food production under local conditions and contributing to broader food security efforts in the UAE.
A new study has found that farmers in arid and salt-affected areas of Tunisia can reduce their water costs by 49 percent and yield losses from 70 to 8 percent if they switch from a salt-sensitive local barley variety called Konouz to a salt-t
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is working with several government and private entities in the UAE to develop value chains for food products from halophytic plants.
A recent study by an international team of scientists gives a new insight into how multi-parent populations (MPPs) can be better used for crop research, development and breeding.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, known as Embrapa (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária), have agreed to collaborate on boosting sustainable agriculture and food security, among other things, in Brazil and the United Ar
Soil moisture is almost everything for rainfed agriculture. It is a key factor determining crop productivity. It is especially important in rainfed areas of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) - the most water-scarce region in the world.