Throughout history, water scarcity in Arabian Peninsula has affected the livelihoods of inhabitants. The cooperation between ICARDA and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is demonstrating major development outcomes for water saving technologies.

The Challenge: Improved water use efficiency and rehabilitation of rangelands

Agriculture in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the world’s major arid regions, has significantly declined over the past decades. This was due to numerous production constraints: degraded natural resource base, low and variable rainfalls, high evaporation rates and overgrazing in rangelands caused by large and small ruminants.  Read More