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 Appointment of new Director General at ICBA

Appointment of new Director General at ICBA

Dr Ismahane Elouafi, a Moroccan/Canadian, took up the position of ICBA Director General in August 2012. Prior to her appointment to ICBA, Dr Elouafi held management positions within the Canadian federal system, including the position of Director of the Research Management and Partnerships Division at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the position of Senior-Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister - Research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

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 ICBA Participation in Liwa Date Festival

ICBA Participation in Liwa Date Festival

The recent Liwa Date Festival provided a well-attended forum for ICBA to demonstrate the success of its long-term research into elite date palm varieties to assess the impact of marginal quality irrigation on soil properties, date palm growth, productivity and fruit quality. One component of this research included the testing by ICBA of two date palm varieties (Khalas and Khenizi) with two mycorrhizae and two fertility treatments over four salinity levels of irrigated water.

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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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