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 Visitors from Japan On 16 July 2012

Visitors from Japan On 16 July 2012

On 16 July, ICBA scientists were able to learn more about research being undertaken in Japan on soils quality improvement when a Japanese group visited ICBA. The group comprised representatives from the Graduate School of Engineering in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and farmers specializing in tomato production.

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 Environmental Cost and Changing Face of Agriculture in the Gulf States

Environmental Cost and Changing Face of Agriculture in the Gulf States

ICBA played a leading role in planning and conducting the agriculture workshop of the 3rd Gulf Research Meeting, which was held on 11-14 July 2012 at the University of Cambridge. The Gulf Research Center in Cambridge (GRCC) brought together 450 distinguished scientists and policy makers from 46 countries to participate in 19 workshops. The agriculture workshop chaired by Dr Shabbir A. Shahid (Senior Scientist at ICBA), was attended by participants from Australia, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Australia, UK, and Morocco.

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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20)

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20)

The Islamic Development Bank Group President, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, acknowledged the importance of ICBA’s programs in providing a framework for advancing research and development and playing a strong policy and governance role in the member countries of the IDB Group.

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Farmers’ Day at Madinat Zayed

Farmers’ Day at Madinat Zayed

ICBA and the Farmers’ Service Center based in Abu Dhabi organized a Farmers’ Day on June 4 at the ICBA/FSC farm demonstration site of Madinat Zayed. The Day enabled farmers to look at the forage crops grown in the field, the irrigation layout and mechanism, crop harvesting and bailing practices.

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Water and Food Safety in the UAE

Water and Food Safety in the UAE

With the theme for this year's International World Water Day being 'Water and Food Safety', ICBA scientists were well-placed to contribute their expertise to the program organised by Dubai Municipality (DM). The month-long series of activities commenced on March 22, World Water Day, and concluded with a seminar on municipality water safety on Wednesday 18 April at Dubai Le Meridien Hotel.

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