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.
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Desertification Conference Focused on Climate Change
The BGU event addressed one of the most pressing worldwide issues: Challenges in a Changing Environment.
BGU Establishes Agricultural Research Institute in India
A global leader in desert agriculture, BGU will partner with India to improve food and water sustainability.
BGU Finds a Way to Stop Cow Farts
Manipulating their microbiomes decreases methane emissions, effectively reducing global warming.