A total of 33 participants, including representatives of Uzbekistan's Ministry of Agriculture, national agricultural universities, international organizations and non-governmental organizations, discussed the importance of enhancing agricultural value chains in marginal environments of Central Asia at a three-day event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in late December 2019.
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.
Inadequate water management, salinity, lack of proper agronomic practices and crop diversity are some of the major issues affecting agriculture in Mozambique, The Gambia, Liberia, Togo, and Sierra Leone, the results of a series of fact-finding missions by scientists from the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) show.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited have launched a new program to build sustainable networks and unleash the entrepreneurial potential of farming communities living in the marginal environments of Egypt and the UAE.
Agrobiodiversity and crop diversification are crucially important for the fight against hunger and malnutrition worldwide, experts said at a high-level roundtable meeting hosted by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Food Security Office of the UAE.
Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, an Emirati woman social scientist, has been appointed Deputy Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA).
Having officially joined the center on 25 August 2019, Dr. Al Zaabi brings to the position 20 years of executive and leadership experience in higher education institutions.