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  • ICBA hosts big agri-tech showcase for UAE farmers, agri-businesses

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2019 – More than 100 leading farmers, agri-businesses, senior officials and representatives of different government entities from across the UAE today visited a major one-of-a-kind showcase of tailor-made agri-solutions at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Dubai.

  • ICBA to host open day for UAE farmers, agri-businesses

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2019 – To mark 20 years of service to and collaboration with farmers and other agricultural stakeholders in the UAE, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) will host a big open day for UAE farmers and agri-businesses at its headquarters in Dubai on 20 February 2019.

  • Drones Synergies Conference examines future-shaping technology solutions

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2018: Drones Synergies 2018, a global conference and capacity building workshops, today concluded at the Zayed University in Dubai. The aim of the two-day event was to see application of latest drone technologies in different fields, particularly in precision agriculture, food security, environmental and natural resource management.

  • Zayed University Hosts Drone Synergies Global Conference

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Dubai, 15 November 2018Zayed University, Dubai hosts the first edition of Drone Synergies global conference, which highlights the role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in education, technology, smart agriculture, food security, environmental and natural resource management.

  • ICBA, IFAD team up to boost food security in developing countries

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Dubai, 13 November 2018 ― The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, joined forces today to work towards agricultural development and food security in developing countries, contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • ICBA, Uzbekistan’s Innovation Ministry partner to set up international Aral Sea innovation center

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Samarkand, Uzbekistan│Dubai, UAE,  October 16, 2018 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan signed today a memorandum of understanding to establish an international innovation center for the Aral Sea Basin under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The center will be based in Nukus at the experimental station of the State Committee on Forestry in Karakalpakstan (an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan).

  • Uzbekistan to host international Aral Sea science, innovation forum

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Samarkand, Uzbekistan, October 13, 2018 – More than 100 delegates, including senior policymakers, representatives of international and regional development organizations, scientists, experts and professionals from Azerbaijan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan will convene in Samarkand on 16-18 October 2018 to discuss how science and innovation can boost sustainable development in the Aral Sea Basin.

  • ICBA and partners share five years of water management success in Euphrates-Tigris river basin

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Amman, Jordan, June 28, 2018 – Over 45 participants, representing various government, national and international organizations, came together in Jordan today to share key achievements of the five-year project titled Collaborative Programme Euphrates and Tigris (CPET).

  • UAE Minister of State for Future Food Security approves ICBA’s new board of directors

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018 – In line with a resolution issued by Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Future Food Security, a new Board of Directors has been appointed at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) with immediate effect.

  • ICBA scientists manage to increase fish biomass by 300% using reject brine

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018 – Through an improved, cost-effective inland modular farming approach in desert environments, scientists at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have achieved one of the highest fish biomass densities of Tilapia fish (30 kg per cubic meter) compared to previous growing seasons (10 kg per cubic meter), using reject brine (waste water) from desalination units.