International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is a non-profit, autonomous, international agricultural research center headquarted in Dubai, UAE. ICBA’s work focuses on the closely linked issues of water, environment, income, and food security. The Center’s applied research for development aims to address agricultural challenges in marginal environments, including assessment of natural resources, climate change adaptation, crop productivity and diversification, aquaculture, bio-energy, and policy analysis.
ICBA is working on a number of technology developments, including the use of conventional and non-conventional water (such as saline, treated wastewater, industrial water, agricultural drainage, and seawater); water and land management technologies; and remote sensing and modeling for climate change adaptation. Building capacity and sharing knowledge is an important part of ICBA's mission. The Center's work reaches countries (including least developed) in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South and South East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.