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?
Photo by Linda Polik.
Our primary research focus is on field-based cropping systems, with 4 collaborative projects covering important aspects of sustainable agroecosystem agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia.
Exploring integrative, technology-centered crop production systems to enable sustainable agriculture in the KSA and beyond
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.
04 December, 2022
Stress-response protein promotes the accumulation of metabolites that help anti-pathogen defenses.
02 November, 2022
Crop resistance to a significant parasitic plant could be increased through gene editing or chemical treatment.
31 October, 2022
Interview with CDA faculty member, Professor Ikram Blilou: "The aim is to provide sustainable food and implement agriculture in the Kingdom through an interdisciplinary approach."