Center for Desert Agriculture
RESEARCH CENTER AT KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST)
DEDICATED TO THE STUDY, ENGINEERING, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
How do we ensure a secure, safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for future generations?
The CDA has a primary focus on the research theme “field-based cropping systems”, with three collaborative projects covering important aspects of sustainable agroecosystem agriculture in the KSA.
Interrogating terrestrial ecosystems to promote biodiversity conservation and combat desertification and climate change
Our international team of scientists investigate a broad variety of biology topics within 10 specialized research laboratories.
Professor Jesse Poland
Professor Monika Chodasiewicz
Professor Rod Wing
12 June, 2022
An AI-powered imaging system called MutipleXLab provides rapid automated phenotyping of seed germination and root growth that will help select plants that grow well.
25 May, 2022
Interview with CDA featured faculty member, Monika Chodasiewicz: "We need more food, but we also need more reasonable ways to produce food."
09 May, 2022
Researchers have identified stem rust resistance in the wild cereal plant Aegilops sharonensis and successfully transferred the resistance gene into bread wheat.