Saudi Arabia. A new research center in the Middle East

20.01.2017

The 2nd Horticultural Research Center, designed by a unit of Wageningen University & Research, has just started its activities.
 
This center, located in Riyadh, is 3 times larger than the one in Abu Dhabi. Among the main themes of research, the economics of water resources and food security, as well as the different levels of technologies (low, high) required.
 
The Greenhouse Horticulture unit of Wageningen University & Research is responsible for training the technical and operational staff of the center. The local team will work closely with the Wageningen team in the coming years.
 
The results of the research will be valuable for the Middle East but also for the rest of the world. The closed greenhouses of the site allow an exact analysis of the "input" resources as for example the absorption of carbon dioxide by the cultures. This makes this center a unique research tool.


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