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ACSAD and IFAD discuss possibility of research projects concerning Arab water basins.

Nov 20, 2009

Rome, (SANA) -- Director-General of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) Dr. Rafik Ali SALEH on Friday discussed with the Director-General of the International Fund for Agricultural Development International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD), specialized agency of the United Nations with headquarters in Rome, Italy. IFAD grew out of the 1974 World Food Conference; it was established in 1977 and is comprised of 161 member nations.  Kanayo Felix Nwanze the possibility of carrying out some research projects on water in Arab oases and camel husbandry. Meeting in Rome, on the sidelines On the sidelines

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 of the Second International Food Summit and the 36th session of the General Conference of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the two sides discussed projects on developing palms trees farming in the Arab countries.Dr. Saleh also held meetings with agriculture ministers of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco and discussed ACSDA projects in these countries.He also discussed with the Director-General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas Established in 1977, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is one of 15 centers supported by the CGIAR. ICARDA's mission is to improve the welfare of poor people through research and training in dry areas of the developing world, by increasing  (ICARDA) Mahmuod Saleh means of developing coordination between the two organizations.Fadi Allafi /Manal Ismael

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