Arid lands, which include the diverse ecosystems of deserts, savannahs and tropical dry forests, are threatened by over-exploitation and desertification.

At BGU’s French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, scientists are enhancing plant tolerance to stress, introducing new sustainable crops, and discovering innovative uses for inherently tolerant dryland plants. They are maximizing the commercial use of microalgae for pharmaceuticals; revolutionizing the fish industry with ecologically sound technologies and techniques for desert fish farms; perfecting desert vineyards; and developing solutions to minimize the adverse impact on the environment from livestock production.

BGU is solving one of the world’s most pressing problems. Support sustainable dryland research.

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Drone Bees Are the Future

March 19, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

BGU is developing a drone that acts like a bee to pollinate flowers.

Truffle Farms Could Be Israel’s Next Big Thing

March 5, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research

BGU is cultivating Negev-grown desert truffles that may boost culinary tourism for Israel.

BGU Partners With Universities in Arizona and Mexico

October 30, 2017

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events

The three universities will work together on research in fields such as cyber security, energy and water.