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.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has formed a new partnership with the General Secretariat of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation to step up efforts in date palm research and production.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Jordan is set to have its first-ever operational drought monitoring system as a result of collaboration between different organizations, including the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).