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  • ICBA, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to open Emirates Soil Museum

    Monday, September 5, 2016

    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed today a m emorandum of u nderstanding to complete the construction and enhancement of the Emirates Soil Museum, a unique facility in the Gulf Cooperation Countries and the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • IsDB, Gates Foundation support new program for women scientists in Middle East, North Africa

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched today the design phase of a new major regional program to empower young Arab women scientists and leaders in agricultural research and development.

  • FEWA delegation visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture to talk collaboration

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    A delegation from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) headed by Mr. Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General , visited today the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to discuss prospects for collaboration.

  • ICBA, US research centers lead $4m project to help MENA region respond to drought

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    The Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska are co-leading a $4-million research effort. The project is designed to help the Middle East and North Africa region balance water consumption and increase agricultural productivity, with a focus on drought management.

  • UAE Energy Minister visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    A delegation led by UAE Minister of Energy H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei visited today the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to learn about the Center and its work on, among other things, water-efficient technologies and crops, non-conventional water resources, and biofuel crops such as Salicornia. This visit is one of a series of visits by the Minister of Energy to local organizations working on energy issues to enhance communication and improve cooperation between the Ministry of Energy and its strategic partners, as well as discuss mutual cooperation opportunities for diversifying energy resources for sustainable development.

  • UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi visited today the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Dubai to learn more about the Center and its work on, among other things, climate change adaptation and mitigation in marginal environments.

  • ICBA and CRDF Global launch major competition for Arab women scientists

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Celebrating this year’s theme of gender parity for the International Women’s Day, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and CRDF Global announced today the launch of a joint research grant competition for early-career Arab women scientists collaborating with US researchers in agricultural science. The aim of this competition is to facilitate long -term international research partnerships.