For many years now, residents have been leaving Al Husseinyieh District in the southern Jordanian steppe due to its desert climate, barren land and scarce water.
Climate change and sporadic rainfall have worsened water scarcity in Jordan, especially in the areas where people rely on farming and livestock to make a living.
In recent years, Kazakhstan has been experiencing a fall in production and export of wheat, the main cash crop of the country. The decline is not only due to the reduction of cultivated areas caused by salinization, but also unusually cold spring weather.
Drones Synergies 2018, a global conference and capacity building workshops, today concluded at the Zayed University in Dubai. The aim of the two-day event was to see application of latest drone technologies in different fields, particularly in precision agriculture, food security, environmental and natural resource management.
Zayed University, Dubai hosts the first edition of Drone Synergies global conference, which highlights the role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in education, technology, smart agriculture, food security, environmental and natural resource management.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, joined forces today to work towards agricultural development and food security in developing countries, contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainabl
Standing atop a hill, Dr. Mavlon Pulodov watches a vast field below. Down lies a breathtaking view of Tajik mountains, slopes covered with a huge orange carpet made of wheat remains, and a piece of land with tall quinoa stems, standing straight as guards.
A few years ago no one knew about quinoa in Tong District in Kyrgyzstan’s eastern Issyk-Kul Region. But today the village of Bokonbaevo in the district is regarded as the birthplace of Kyrgyz quinoa cultivation.
Two studies, recently published by a team of scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), look into how salt-tolerant crops like safflower and quinoa can help farmers cope with rising soil and water salinity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Hotter summers and colder winters have become a normal way of life for the 70-million-population of the Central Asian region, predominantly residing in the rural areas. These weather extremes, combined with the shrinkage of the Aral Sea, soil salinity and water shortages, are causing a major threat to food and nutrition security as they negatively affect crop yields and livestock productivity.