Center for Desert Agriculture

RESEARCH CENTER AT KAUST DEDICATED TO THE STUDY, ENGINEERING, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

The global population is projected to reach

10 billion by 2050

How do we ensure a secure, safe, nutritious and sustainable food supply for future generations?

The Center for Desert Agriculture is committed to finding smart and efficient solutions 

  • to produce high value crops and staples
  • to reduce reliance on water, fertilizer, and pesticides
  • to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • to increase plant growth potential on marginal lands
  • to empower the next generation of Saudi Arabian citizens to be global leaders in sustainable agriculture
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CDA NEWS

28 March, 2022

Meet Striga Solutions

Protecting the food security and livelihoods of millions by combating the spread of Striga.

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21 March, 2022

Greening Saudi Project gains expert backing

KAUST signed an agreement to support the Greening Saudi Project. The CDA is providing the scientific and technological foundation for a sustainable increase in the vegetative footprint of the Kingdom.

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20 March, 2022

Sustainable Food Security for the Kingdom and the world

Local, regional, and global food system experts gather to achieve sustainable food security in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world at the KAUST Workshop for Sustainable Food Security.

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