A delegation led by H.E. Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, UAE, visited the headquarters of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) on 27 August 2017 to learn about the center’s research for development activities and discuss opportunities for collaboration.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has been awarded a grant from the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme to conduct an innovative research project on inland and coastal modular farms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Quinoa, once a staple food of only the indigenous people in the Andes, has become a darling of food aficionados around the world in recent years.
This year Earth Overshoot Day, an annual indicator of humanity’s ecological footprint, will fall on 2 August.
Globally millions of tonnes of waste is generated every day and most of it ends up in the landfills or dumping sites, thus threatening the environment and life on earth. Recycling this waste for agricultural production would mean hitting many targets with one shot as the process not only improves soil health that leads to higher agricultural productivity, but also protects the environment from pollution.
The Euphrates and Tigris region is one of the world’s areas that are highly vulnerable to climate change. The riparian countries are interdependent and rely on water from the Euphrates–Tigris river system to maintain ecosystem goods and services, agriculture and energy production, municipal and industrial water supply, livelihoods and cultural resources. However, it is a system that suffers from salinity, land degradation and deteriorating marshlands and ecosystems.
Analysts reckon that per capita meat consumption is set to increase in the UAE thanks to population growth and high living standards. By some estimates, it is forecast to reach 79 kg by 2019, ranking the country 7th in the world – ahead of Ireland, Australasia and Australia.
Horticultural production can become more resource-efficient and profitable under UAE conditions thanks to a low-cost net-house technology, a new study finds.
Leading international policymakers, experts and scientists have called for urgent action to engage more youth in agricultural production to tackle unemployment and food insecurity.