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.
21 November, 2023
CDA professors Salim Al-Babili and Yoshihide Wada have been recognized among the world's most influential researchers in 2023, as per the Highly Cited Researchers list released by the Clarivate Institute of Scientific Information.
01 November, 2023
Climate change affects every individual and every aspect of life, making urgent collaboration essential for a sustainable future. The One Planet One Health conference brings together experts in marine, soil, plant, and human fields to explore diverse approaches to climate change solutions within their respective domains.
29 October, 2023
The workshop, a result of the fruitful collaboration between CDA and MEWA, brought together key stakeholders who shared insightful perspectives and discussed strategic priorities, policy options, and innovative solutions for a systemic and sustainable agri-food transformation in the Kingdom and beyond.