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ICBA forms new partnership to boost date palm research

ICBA forms new partnership to boost date palm research

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has formed a new partnership with the General Secretariat of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation to step up efforts in date palm research and production.

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ICBA partners with Gates Foundation and Islamic Development Bank to pilot pioneering leadership program for Arab women scientists

ICBA partners with Gates Foundation and Islamic Development Bank to pilot pioneering leadership program for Arab women scientists

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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ICBA joins forces with partners to set up first-ever  operational drought monitoring system in Jordan

ICBA joins forces with partners to set up first-ever operational drought monitoring system in Jordan

Jordan is set to have its first-ever operational drought monitoring system as a result of collaboration between different organizations, including the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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Training farmers to cope with salinity in Ethiopia

Training farmers to cope with salinity in Ethiopia

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Ethiopian economy, so much so that it accounted for 42 percent of the country’s GDP in 2014 and about 85 percent of its export earnings in 2010. It also employs 83 percent of the economically active population.

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ICBA hosts first-of-its-kind drone training in Gulf region for remote sensing

ICBA hosts first-of-its-kind drone training in Gulf region for remote sensing

Over 25 participants representing four countries, including 16 participants from the UAE, have recently completed a specialized training course on remote sensing and photogrammetry techniques using aerial images from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aka drones.

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