Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD)

Centre arabe pour l'étude des zones arides et des terres sèches
Centro Arabe para el Estudio de las Zonas y Tierras Aridas

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1968 Damascus Syrian AR


1968, Damascus (Syrian AR), as a specialized Arab intergovernmental organization, by decision of the Council of D-XD2903 - League of Arab States (LAS).


Unify the Arab efforts which aim to develop the scientific agricultural research in the arid and semi-arid areas and help in the exchange of information and experiences in a way that allows to make use of the scientific progress conduct and encourages the transfer, development and establishment of the modern agricultural techniques in order to increase the agricultural production in these areas and improve the livelihood of their residents.


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General Assembly, comprising Arab ministers of agriculture from Arab member countries. Executive Council, consisting of 7 representatives of 7 member states. Specialized Departments (6): Land and Water Uses; Water Resources; Animal Wealth; Plant Resources; Economy and Planning; Administrative and the Financial Affairs.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land



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