Latest CDA Stories

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

26 March, 2023

Linker histone bridges gaps in plant immunity knowledge

Understanding the role of a key protein in plant immunity could inform the development of crops that are resistant to multiple pathogens.

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16 February, 2023

Pioneering Plant Projects Promise Regeneration

Research to underpin key government strategies for greening the desert, regenerating mangroves and meeting Saudi Arabia’s net zero targets by 2060.

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09 February, 2023

Playing the right cards to answer questions on a hardy old grain

The drive to research tangible solutions to address climate change meant a leap from marine science to terrestrial agriculture for graduate student Clara Stanschewski, now studying quinoa.

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20 December, 2022

Streamlining AI to Enable DIY Models

Using artificial intelligence for scientific research across a number of disciplines has led to a new startup based on a powerful online tool, where users automatically generate their own machine-learning models.

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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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