Master Of Science In Desert Cultivation Technologies & Soilless Culture
Arabian Gulf University
Capital Governorate, Bahrain
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The combination of water scarcity, poor soils, hyper-arid environment and projected climate change impact in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC) constrain local agriculture production in meeting the food demand of the current and growing population. This has raised serious concerns and placed food security as a goal to achieve in most GCC countries. There are various options to achieve food security, including but not limited to local agriculture intensification using technological innovations. Food, energy and water are strongly linked, especially in this region. Therefore, the GCC countries have placed water, energy, food, environmental sustainability, and climate change as top priority issues towards achieving sustainable development goals.
The program focuses on these issues by making them core teaching and research areas to train students to face these challenges. The program is strongly linked to other programs in the Department of Natural Resources & Environment, in an interdisciplinary educational and research tracks. The high number of specialized and electives in the curriculum allows students to develop an academic program compatible with their personal interests.