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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BGU Finds a Way to Stop Cow Farts

May 19, 2020

Tags: Natural Sciences

Manipulating their microbiomes decreases methane emissions, effectively reducing global warming.

The Future of Prawn Farming Is Female

May 11, 2020

Tags: Natural Sciences

BGU researchers find that raising prawns in a single-sex enviroment is good for business and the earth.

Negev Wines May Represent the Future of Viticulture

April 20, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

BGU's Prof. Fait teaches European winegrowers how to cope with climate change.