Alternative Production Systems, Technology Transfer and Capacity Building

Problem Overview

As part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) strategy to rationalize the use of natural resources and save its sparse water wealth, the Abu Dhabi government banned the cultivation of Rhodes grass in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Thus,identification and introduction of alternative salt-tolerant forages with low water requirements became imperative to sustain livestock farming in the region and help combat the rising threat to feed scarcity.

Project Description

Rehabilitate salt-affected farms by identifying and introducing salt-tolerant alternative forages and improved farm management practices

Research Innovation Theme
Crop Productivity and Diversification

Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre (ADFSC)

January 2009 - January 2014
Project Lead
  • Dr. Shoaib Ismail
    Dr. Nanduri K. Rao
Project Region
Middle East and North Africa
Project Countries
United Arab Emirates