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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Water and Food Security: Can We Do Better?

December 18, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research

On this podcast, Prof. Weisbrod discusses how BGU is a trailblazer in the field of water and desert research.

Our Immune System Is Like a Feisty Invertebrate

December 7, 2018

Tags: Natural Sciences

New study could uncover novel approaches for preventing rejection of transplanted organs in patients.

Palau Passes Nationwide Sunscreen Chemicals Ban

November 9, 2018

Tags: Natural Sciences, Press Releases

The ban is based on BGU research that certain chemicals harm coral reefs.