Alongside the 37th annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) held in Khartoum, Sudan, ICBA organized on 1st April 2012 a seminar on Applications of biosaline agriculture technologies and marginal quality water in IDB member countries.
The Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water was held in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey during 5-6 March, 2012 under the theme 'Working together for a water-secure future'. The Conference was hosted by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
ICBA showcased the outcomes of its successful applied research projects on biosaline agriculture, modern irrigation systems, and modern farming systems at the Agricultural Exhibition in Al Ain during 22-25 February.
For three months commencing February 12, 2012, ICBA hosted Mr Kaddour Damouche, an intern, who had been sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to undertake scientific training at ICBA. In a mix of training delivery modes from the laboratory to the design and setting up of field trials, Mr Damouche worked with ICBA specialists.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has won a prestigious award for its policy and advisory support in the United Arab Emirates.