Syria

News

07 Nov 2007
ALEPPO, Syria: A low-cost technology developed by scientists at ICARDA to treat high level of magnesium in soil by using calcium has demonstrated the potential to double the crop yield in magnesium-rich soils in Central Asia.
12 Sep 2007
"Biotechnology has the potential to produce more food to meet the increasing demand in developing countries, but it must be nutritionally and environmentally safe." Representatives and scientists from 16 countries and three international organizations met in Syria to develop an integrated regional framework on biotechnology and biosafety.
22 Aug 2007
A new kabuli chickpea variety, Gokce, developed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), in collaboration with Turkish national scientists, has withstood severe drought in Turkey and produced an impressive yield in adverse weather conditions.
13 Jul 2007
Scientists from all over the world began deliberations on the role of herbal, medicinal and aromatic plants in improving the livelihoods of the rural poor at the regional expert workshop at ICARDA, Syria.
06 Mar 2007
ICARDA and its partners in Afghanistan are promoting mint and mint products as a profitable alternative to cultivation of opium poppies. Research focuses on mint production technologies, processing methods, value addition, training, and development of markets and trade capacity – and mint cultivation is expanding rapidly.
04 Feb 2007
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international research center with staff from 45 countries. We have an opening for Head of Program Facilitation Unit, CGIAR Program for Central Asia and the Caucasus; and Regional Coordinator of ICARDA-CAC Program, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
04 Feb 2007
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries. We have an opening for a Barley Breeder, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
23 Nov 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries, has an opening for Head of Genetic Resources Unit, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
23 Nov 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries, has an opening for a Faba Bean Breeder, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
23 Nov 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a non-profit international research center with staff from 45 countries, has an opening for a Science Writer/Editor, to be based at the headquarters in Aleppo, Syria
12 Oct 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is seeking a Human Resources Manager, who will be based at its headquarters in Aleppo, Syria.
12 Oct 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Director General, who will be reporting to the Director General (DG), as well as the Board Chair on matters related to the Board of Trustees.
12 Oct 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has an immediate vacancy for the position of an Agricultural Policy Specialist (P-level). The post holder will be based at ICARDA’s headquarters in Aleppo, Syria.
06 Jun 2006
This paper examines the potential for improved water productivity in rainfed and irrigated agriculture as well as in the marginal drylands, with examples of on-farm water management, germplasm improvement and agronomic practices within an integrated natural resource management framework.
06 Jun 2006
Case studies in Iran shows that all agriculture management cases based on sustainable development, resulted in increased yield. Researchers in India show the integrated use of geophysical techniques for sustainable management of ground water
29 May 2006
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is seeking a Personnel Manager
18 May 2006
ICARDA is seeking a Director of Finance
18 May 2006
Dr Guido Gryseels, an agricultural economist and Director General of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, takes over as the new Chair of ICARDA Board of Trustees.
18 May 2006
Dust and sandstorm (DSS) is the generic term for a phenomenon in Northeast Asia by which strong winds blow a large quantity of dust and fine sand particles away from the ground and carry them over a long distance with severe environmental impacts along the way. This article reviews some of the measures and outlines a strategy to combat DSS.
13 May 2006
The borehole started to operate in November 2002. Results of the medical examination in Iransha Village settlement showed that human health improved considerably because of the use of fresh water.
13 May 2006
The unsaturated zone records shows, compared with the ice core records, that a large-scale climate difference took place between mountain regions and the desert during the 20th century.
09 May 2006
Dr Mahmoud Mohamed Bachir El-Solh assumed office on 8 May as the new Director General of ICARDA, taking over from Prof. Dr Adel El-Beltagy, who retired after serving as the Director General of the Center for more than 11 years.
04 May 2006
The time is 33 B.C., and the place is China. The Western Han emperor, in order to secure a treaty with the Huns, sent one of his many wives, a beauty named Wang Chao-chun (also known as Ming Fei), to the Hun leader, Hu Han-yeh (r. 49-33 B.C.).
02 May 2006
Land degradation (including desertification in drylands) is estimated to affect at least one-third of the 328 mha geographical area in India.
02 May 2006
This study focuses on understanding the oasis desertification process over the last 2000 years, using multi-methods such as historical document, archaeology, remote sensing and GIS. The result shows that the human activities in Minqin Basin can be dated back to the Shajing Culture, a Neolithic culture at around 2600 years ago.
27 Apr 2006
The intent is to foster South–South cooperation on sharing experts, facilities, training scientists, and promoting the best practices among centres of excellence in sustainable dryland development across the vast CWANA (Central and West Asia and North Africa) region plus neighbouring dry areas in Western China, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa
27 Apr 2006
In the arid and semi-arid regions, particularly on the degraded lands and lands affected by moving sands, Jatropha curcas L. has proved to be a promising oil-bearing tree. The seeds of this Euphorbiaceae tree contain more than 30 % oil, which can be used for making bio-diesel.
27 Apr 2006
The use of climatic data could help in providing tools for proper pest management through the possibility of forecasting the incidence of pests and diseases, and hence reduce the risk in plant production and help to minimize the amounts of chemicals used to control pests.
24 Apr 2006
Aeolian desertification is land degradation characterized by wind erosion mainly resulting from the excessive human activities in arid, semiarid and part of sub-humid regions in North China. The research on aeolian desertification has been underway for more than 5 decades leading to the establishment and development of China’s desert science.
24 Apr 2006
Since 1993 FEDA has worked in Rosetta (coastal area), Wadi Natroun (desert area) and Gamalia district (historic part of Cairo). These fragile ecosystems are well known for their cultural heritage. Both Gamalia and Rosetta have some of the most important Islamic monuments, while Wadi Natroun is known for its famous Coptic Christian monasteries.

Events

25 Feb 2006
Human and Nature – Working Together for Sustainable Development of Dry Lands
29 Nov 2005
The CWANA region covers an area of 1.7 billion ha with an estimated population of over 700 million people and a huge potential for regional seed market.

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