International Center for Biosaline Agriculture(ICBA)
Description: The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is an applied research and development center located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its mission is to develop and promote the use of sustainable agricultural systems that use saline water to grow crops. The Center, which was earlier called the Biosaline Agriculture Center, is initially focusing on forage production systems and ornamental plants in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and other parts of the Islamic World. The technologies that the Center is expected to develop will, however, be of value globally and wherever farmers face problems of saline soils or irrigation with salty water.