Latest CDA Stories

Click on the stories below to read about our research in local and international news outlets.

04 December, 2022

A master regulator of plant immunity

Stress-response protein promotes the accumulation of metabolites that help anti-pathogen defenses.

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02 November, 2022

Plant hormones to help prevent Striga invasion

Crop resistance to a significant parasitic plant could be increased through gene editing or chemical treatment.

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31 October, 2022

Faculty in Focus: Prof. Ikram Blilou

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."

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25 September, 2022

Edible education breaks ground for a healthy generation

The CDA launched Saudi Arabia's first edible education program to promote sustainable agriculture as well as a healthy lifestyle with nutritious food for the coming generation.

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22 September, 2022

Where I Work: Dr. Vanessa Melino

Interview with CDA Research Scientist, Dr. Vanessa Melino: “Salicornia is so salt tolerant that it can grow in full seawater.”

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05 September, 2022

Red Sea Farms and SAUDIA sign MoU to bring healthy, locally-sourced meals to passengers

CDA spinoff company Red Sea Farms partners with Saudi Airlines and takes another step toward feeding the Kingdom sustainably.

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31 August, 2022

Dozens of local and international experts take part in Saudi Green Initiative workshop

Participants discussed the challenges of planting 10 billion trees and how to overcome those challenges sustainably.

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31 August, 2022

Harnessing the power of saffron color for food and future therapeutics

A highly efficient enzyme combined with a multigene engineering approach offers potential for sustainable production of water-soluble pigments in plant tissues.

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25 July, 2022

CDA spinoff Edama opens first-of-its-kind waste recycling facility in Saudi Arabia

KAUST has announced that Edama Organic Solutions, an organic waste recycling KAUST startup addressing waste processing and desert agriculture needs, officially opened its new recycling facility.

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21 July, 2022

Deep tech innovation is the answer to climate change

Deep tech research promotes innovation focused on reversing climate change.

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