food security

Special Red Sea Farms, which is based on the campus of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), near Jeddah, nurtures new breeds of crops that are irrigated with seawater. (AFP/File Photos)

Saltwater-grown crops lift food-security hopes of arid Arab countries

  • A KAUST startup is laying down the blueprint for eco-friendly farms of the future
  • Some of the crops are grown in greenhouses while others are farmed in open fields