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The National Research and Development Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Estidamah) is a standalone legal not-for-profit research center based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, managed by a board of directors and chaired by the Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture. In 2011, Estidamah was set up upon a joint agreement between the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture (MEWA) and King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh Techno Valley to serve as the main office of the Center, with the support of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

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At the heart of our research and studies, our past and current research works focus on the need to secure sustainable agricultural products for the people of Saudi Arabia. Practically, we deliver our impact by addressing various key challenges, including – but not limited to – scarce water resources and extreme climate conditions; through a widely open innovative culture and strategic partnership with the World’s leaders in protected cultivation, as well as promoting good agricultural practices throughout the Kingdom. Here, you can find more information on our research, works, projects and successes.











We are conducting applied research in sustainable agriculture to promote collaboration, technology, and knowledge transfer in the areas of horticulture.

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