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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Teaching a Robot to Pick Peppers

September 20, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

BGU is utilizing robotics, AI, machine learning, and other technologies to combat farming challenges.

Agribots Are Pushing Farming Into the Future

July 25, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

BGU is utilizing robotics, AI, machine learning, and other technologies to combat farming challenges.

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.