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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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New study shows how xero-halophyte plant adapts to coastal conditions

New study shows how xero-halophyte plant adapts to coastal conditions

A recent study by a team of researchers from Russia and Uzbekistan has shed new light on the structural and functional changes which ensure the adaptation of Kali komarovii, also known as land seaweed in Japanese, to saline, wet and cold conditions of the Sea of Japan coastal areas.

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World Water Day: Wastewater or a valuable resource?

World Water Day: Wastewater or a valuable resource?

Today is World Water Day and the theme for this year is “Why Wastewater”? The announcement of World Water Day defines wastewater as “water from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials”. Note that this is defined broader than only the wastewater from household, commonly referred to as grey and black water.

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