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  • ICBA launches global initiative to spur youth innovation in food security, sustainability

    Sunday, December 22, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 22 December 2019 – Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, has launched ICBA YES, the Youth Engagement Society (YES) initiative by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), which is aimed at facilitating communication and collaboration between young people in the UAE and their peers in other countries. The main goal of the initiative is to address local and global challenges related to food security and agricultural production in marginal environments, as well as to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Global forum searches for answers to food security challenges in marginal environments

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 26 November 2019 – 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.

  • Global forum on marginal environments kicks off in Dubai

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 20 November 2019 – 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 to host first-ever global forum on marginal environments

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2019 – 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.

  • ICBA, HSBC partner for sustainable farming drive in Egypt, UAE

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 28 October 2019 – 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 key to healthy, sustainable diets, experts say on World Food Day

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 16 October 2019 – 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.

  • ICBA welcomes Emirati woman social scientist as deputy director general

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2019 – Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, an Emirati woman social scientist, has been appointed Deputy Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA).

  • ICBA, Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture partner to develop biosaline agriculture in Saudi Arabia

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 28 August 2019 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have agreed to work together on agricultural development and environmental sustainability in Saudi Arabia.

  • ICBA forms partnership with Agriculture Ministry of Uzbekistan

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 8 August 2019 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan agreed today to expand collaboration in Uzbekistan on sustainable agriculture and food security, among other things.

  • Arab women scientists set sights on transforming R&D in regional agriculture and food security

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 25 July 2019 – A select group of promising Arab women scientists from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have become the first fellows of the one-of-a-kind Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (Awla) program.