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Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE

Eight unrecorded plant species discovered in UAE

Dr. Mohammad Shahid, a geneticist at the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), has uncovered and documented eight plant species previously unknown to exist in the UAE.

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FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan

FAO hosts discussions on global agro-diversification action plan

Directors General of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), a nine-strong grouping focused on increasing food security by supporting smallholder agriculture and rural enterprise around the world, gathered recently at an annual meeting at the FAO HQ in Rome, Italy, to discuss joint initiatives on agro-diversification for 2017.

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Giving more opportunities for women in science

Giving more opportunities for women in science

In order to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in science, and to achieve their full and equal access to and participation in science, the United Nations declared 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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Spreading knowledge on soil management for food security in Gulf region

Spreading knowledge on soil management for food security in Gulf region

Water scarcity, declining productivity of arable land, increasing soil and water salinity, and hyper-arid conditions are some of the main constraints facing agricultural production in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC). For example, soil and water salinity in irrigated agriculture is the main cause of low agricultural yields in GCC countries, which has led to the abandonment of many farms. What is more, continuing population growth and climate change impact are only adding to these problems.

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ICBA, FEWA ink agreement on technical and training cooperation

ICBA, FEWA ink agreement on technical and training cooperation

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) of the UAE signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen technical and training cooperation.

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