ICARDA Board of Trustees at AREC

​​Dr. Aly Abu Sabaa, Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Dr. Michel Afram, President of the ICARDA Board of Directors and Director General, Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), and members of ICARDA’s Board of Trustees, visited AREC October 31. 


The guests were welcomed, on behalf of Dean Mohtar, by AREC Director, Dr. Mustaph​a Haidar, who described AREC’s mission, strategic plans, and role in providing hands-on experience to FAFS students and outreach to farmers in the area. The visitors toured the nearby ICARDA facility and observed the saffron harvesting operation at AREC.​​