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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Dubai, UAE, 18 July 2019 – The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and James Cook University (JCU), a public university in North Queensland, Australia, have agreed to collaborate on research and development to enhance food production and agriculture in dryland areas.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2019 – In response to the growing interest among schoolchildren and other visitors in the UAE, the Emirates Soil Museum has announced a series of new learning programs for the 2019-2020 season.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2019 – To accelerate agricultural research and development in the world’s marginal environments, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the BGI Group, the world's largest genomics research institution, have agreed to establish a dedicated, cutting-edge genomics center in the UAE.
Named the Desert Life Sciences Center, the new facility will conduct in-depth studies of the genome structure of stress-tolerant crops like quinoa, Amaranthus, Salicornia, and others.
The cooperative agreement to this effect was signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and Dr. Ren Wang, Senior Vice President of BGI Group, during the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, China, on 25 April 2019.