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  • ICBA launches new community initiative on Zayed Humanitarian Day

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Dubai, UAE, 13 May 2020 – On Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on the 19th day of the month of Ramadan, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched a new community initiative in line with the vision of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, to work together with local partners and authorities to boost food security, raise awareness among local communities about agriculture and promote healthy eating habits, especially in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • ICBA launches virtual alumnae network to support Arab women researchers

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Dubai, UAE, 4 May 2020 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has launched a virtual alumnae network for the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) fellowship program.

  • EAD, ICBA join forces for environmental protection in UAE

    Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 April 2020 – The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) signed recently a new agreement aimed at enhancing sustainable environmental development and protection in the UAE.

  • ICBA celebrates Arab women scientists’ graduation from regional fellowship program

    Sunday, March 8, 2020

    Dubai, UAE, 8 March 2020 – In celebration of International Women's Day the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) hosted today a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of fellows of the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) program.

  • 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.