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.
24 May, 2023
The latest research from Brande Wulff's and Simon Krattinger's groups highlights the emerging role of unusual kinase fusion proteins in wheat disease resistance.
22 May, 2023
KAUST researchers Vanessa Melino and Mark Tester believe that more effort is needed to bring salt-tolerant crops to the farmers who need them.
11 May, 2023
Biopharming technique yields cost-effective and environmentally friendly antimicrobial peptides.