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ICBA, IAEA organize training on water management for Middle East scientists

ICBA, IAEA organize training on water management for Middle East scientists

Sustainable food production is challenging for farmers in marginal environments, which are characterized by limited rainfall, extreme temperatures, saline and low-fertility soil. Forecasts for regions like the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) show that they will be extremely vulnerable to climate change and face the risk of further aggravating the already stressed water and soil resources. In order to ensure food security in the region, efforts are needed to assess the actual soil and water requirements to attain desired yields in view of changing climatic conditions.

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Helping women realize full potential in farming and science

Helping women realize full potential in farming and science

Agriculture is an engine of growth for rural communities, particularly in the developing world. It has also proven to be an especially viable tool for women to lift themselves out of poverty. Women in developing countries rely heavily on the income they earn from agriculture-related activities to provide for their families and as a source of increased autonomy. In least developed countries, 79 percent of economically active women report that agriculture is the primary source of their incomes and agriculture is the single most important source of employment for women in Africa and South Asia.

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IDB, ICBA join forces to improve water management in Kazakhstan

IDB, ICBA join forces to improve water management in Kazakhstan

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have formed a partnership with the Water Resources Committee of Kazakhstan to strengthen operational water management in the Central Asian republic through improved national data availability.

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in the Emirate of Dubai. The Museum, a distinctive facility and a unique hub for soil education, will be the first of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

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IsDB, Gates Foundation support new program for women scientists in Middle East, North Africa

IsDB, Gates Foundation support new program for women scientists in Middle East, North Africa

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.

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