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Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, to establish an advanced genomics center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The two organizations have also agreed to conduct advanced research on, among other things, salt-tolerant crops such as Salicornia and quinoa.
Islamic Development Bank president visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture to discuss collaboration
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018 – The President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Bandar Hajjar, paid a visit to the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to discuss collaboration and experience the center’s advances in and contributions to agricultural research and development in different regions, and particularly IDB member countries.
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017 - The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) agreed today to step up collaboration on agricultural climate resilience and food security in the Arab region.
ICBA and AOAD formalized their partnership through a memorandum of understanding signed as part of a visit to ICBA by an AOAD delegation led by H.E. Director General of AOAD, Prof. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-Dukheri.
Dubai, UAE, 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.
Funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the design phase will lay the groundwork for the Young Arab Women Scientists Leadership (Tamkeen) Program, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Dubai, UAE, 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.