ecology and dry Lands agriculture Division – Desert Research Center


Main Objectives:

Improving the productivity of the land and water units under the conditions of climate change in desert areas.
Documenting knowledge and maximizing the sustainable use of wild plant genetic resources.
Conserving of plant genetic resources and plant biological diversity in the desert.
Domesticating, adapting, and reproducing wild medicinal and aromatic plants, and maximizing the benefit of them.
Developing biological and organic farming systems to ensure food safety.
Developing food processing technology from desert products.
Developing natural pastoral resources in the Egyptian deserts.
Protecting the infrastructure and integrated development areas from the threats of sand encroachment and sandstorms in the Egyptian deserts.
Strengthening links with governmental and non-governmental institutions in the field of sustainable development in the desert governorates.

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1 Matareya Museum Street – Prince Youssef Kamal Palace – Cairo
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