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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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.

The Creepy-Cute Robot That Picks Peppers With Its Face

September 26, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

BGU’s robot photographs the pepper, then based on its color, determines if it is ripe enough to pick.

BGU Researchers Are Changing the Farming Culture

September 20, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

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