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World Water Day: Wastewater or a Valuable Resource?
Description: http://www.biosaline.org/news/world-water-day-wastewater-or-valuable-resource On this World Water Day (22 March), Dr. Richard Soppe, Head of Natural Resources Management Section and Senior Scientist - Marginal Water Management, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), speaks about the wastewater as a valuable resource. Read more:
  22 Mar 2017   3m31s 182 0
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Quinoa for food security in CWANA region (Arabic)
Description: Meeting the food requirements of a growing world population is a global challenge; especially with the ongoing climate changes. The food security of 800 million people living in dry lands is at risk; especially in Central West Asia and North Africa (CWANA), which is home to over 50% of the world’s dryland population. CWANA region also suffers from high dependence on food imports; high poverty rates; high malnutrition; low productivity agriculture; high rate of soil salinization; and marginal water resources; as well as, a fast growing population. In response to these challenges, CWANA region requires stress-tolerant alternative nutritious crops that can grow in these marginal environments. One such promising crop is: Quinoa! Quinoa, which originated in South America, is highly nutritious, climate resilient, and water-use efficient. As a matter of fact, the United Nations Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) identified Quinoa as one of the most promising crops for future food and nutritional security, and declared 2013 as the year of Quinoa. The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has been working, since 2006, to identify high yielding and nutritional quinoa varieties that prosper in saline soils and water, which characterize dry and marginal lands. Through consecutive seed selection and multiplication, ICBA developed four varieties that were successfully piloted in United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt, and Jordan; with yields as high as 5 tons/hectare in field trials. These varieties are ready for wide-scale testing and transitioning to scale in countries across Central West Asia and North Africa. There are more than 3000 quinoa ecotypes and their potential and nutritional value needs to be explored. ICBA is committed to continue its mission of screening Quinoa ecotypes to identify the varieties that are adaptable to the desert conditions of marginal environments and assure seed multiplication and getting them to farmers and markets and integrating them in local food diets. Our chase will go on to ensure the food and nutritional security of those most at risk.
  15 Mar 2017   3m42s 11 0
International Women's Day 2017: ICBA BoD Chair, ICBA DG interview on Al Aoula TV, Morocco (French)
Description: International Women's Day 2017: Professor Abdulrahman Sultan Alsharhan, Chairman, Board of Directors, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA); and Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of lCBA on Al Aoula TV, Morocco (French)
  13 Mar 2017   2m51s 104 0
Dr. Ismahane Elouafi (ICBA DG) on Good Morning Arabs, MBC TV
Description: Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) interview on Sabah El Kheir Ya Arab (Good Morning Arabs) on MBC TV (Middle East Broadcasting Center)
  12 Mar 2017   8m53s 2 156 0
International Women's Day Message from ICBA DG
Description: International Women's Day - 8 March, 2017 A message from Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
  08 Mar 2017   1m3s 460 0
Honoring Arab women in London
Description: Video source: Al Arabiya https://goo.gl/eXZFGe Arab Women of the Year Award 2016, London, UK Honoring the achievements of Arab women in different fields Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, ‎International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) received the award for her achievement in science.
  03 Jan 2017   3m24s 82 0
NOW OPEN | Emirates Soil Museum, Dubai, UAE
Description: http://www.emiratessoilmuseum.org/ The Emirates Soil Museum was officially opened on 8 December 2016. To balance the competing land-use demands in the United Arab Emirates whilst securing access to natural resources and maintaining or restoring ecosystems requires science-based knowledge about soils and soil management. The Emirates Soil Museum offers an accessible, local pool of soil information which is essential in informing the general public and scientists alike in the constant search for sustainable food production with respect for the limited regenerative capacity of soils.
  21 Dec 2016   1m20s 123 0
Arab Women of the Year Award 2016 | London, UK
Description: Arab Women of the Year Award 2016, London, UK Recognizing the achievements of Arab women Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, ‎International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) received the award for her achievement in science. Video: londonarabia.com
  18 Dec 2016   3m53s 3 183 0
Quinoa: A Future-Proof Crop for the Food Security in Marginal Environments
Description: Quinoa: A Future-Proof Crop for the Food Security in Marginal Environments Learn more about Quinoa International Conference: http://quinoaconference.com/
  08 Dec 2016   3m52s 193 0
Quinoa International Conference 2016, Dubai, UAE (6-8 December 2016)
Description: Quinoa for Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments http://www.quinoaconference.com/ Recognizing the need to better understand and resolve these challenges and to fully exploit the potential of quinoa, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, Zayed University, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), and with the technical contribution of The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is convening the international conference “Quinoa for Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Environments” in Dubai, UAE, on December 6-8, 2016. Held under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University, the conference is designed to provide a unique platform for discussions on ecological, economic and social aspects related to introducing quinoa for sustainable agricultural production in marginal environments.
  04 Dec 2016   49s 150 0
Emirates Soil Museum Opening ceremony teaser
Description: Opening ceremony teaser of the Emirates Soil Museum
  27 Nov 2016   35s 47 0
The Business Breakfast - Interview with Dr. Redouane Choukr-Allah
Description: Dr. Redouane Choukr-Allah, Senior Scientist - Holticulture, spoke to Dubai Eye Radio’s Business Breakfast program on ICBA’s research on protected agriculture and improving food production in UAE.
  25 Oct 2016   7m35s 76 0