ICBA News

AIRCA launched at GCARD2

AIRCA launched at GCARD2

Dr Ismahane Elouafi, ICBA Director-General, attended the GCARD2 (Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development) conference, Foresight and partnership for innovation and impact on small-holder livelihoods, held from 29 October – 1 November in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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UAE Water Think Tank

UAE Water Think Tank

ICBA scientists, Dr Rachael McDonnell and Dr Shoaib Ismail, were invited by the Prime Minister’s Office, UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, to join other leading scientists and researchers in the UAE Water Think Tank held on 24 October 2012.

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MOEW and ICBA collaborate on training course

MOEW and ICBA collaborate on training course

Integrated management technologies of saline water was the focus of a four-day workshop held at ICBA from 15-18 October which brought together delegates from the Ministry of Environment and Water, Abu Dhabi Food Control Agency, municipalities and specialists from ICBA.

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 Water Food Day Meeting

Water Food Day Meeting

16 October 2012 is World Food Day; a date chosen to mark the anniversary of the founding of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Accordingly, FAO, chaired by French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll, brought together on this date ministers from 20 countries including major producers and import-dependent developing countries, to discuss the global governance of food security.

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 Furthering a successful collaboration

Furthering a successful collaboration

Opportunities for students from the Duabi campus of BITS Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani) to work with scientists at ICBA will continue with the extension of a partnership between the two institutions. Recognising the importance of practical, real-life scientific experience to complement academic studies, BITS Pilani was keen to ensure that their students could continue to undertake projects supervised by ICBA scientists

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