(Mission & Mandate)
ICBA’s mission is to demonstrate the value of saline water resources for the production of environmentally and economically useful plants, and to transfer its research results to national research services and communities in the Islamic world and elsewhere.
ICBA will help water-scarce countries improve the productivity, social equity and environmental sustainability of water use through an integrated water resource systems approach, with special emphasis on saline and marginal quality water.
ICBA is an applied research and development center located in Dubai, UAE. Its mission is to develop and promote the use of sustainable agricultural systems that use saline water to grow crops. The center, originally known as the Biosaline Agriculture Center, initially focused on forage production systems and ornamental plants in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and other parts of the Islamic world. The technologies we develop are, however, of global value and importance. Wherever farmers face problems of saline soils or irrigation with salty water, ICBA is here to help.