ACSAD is a regional center for research and studies on the development of the arid and semi-arid areas of the Arab World. ACSAD’s activities include research, training programs, organizing scientific meetings, providing technical advice and assistance and establishing technical cooperation with Arab and international organiSations.
ACSAD carries out its activities through five main departments:
- Water Resources Department
- Land Management and Water Use Department
- Plant Resources Department
- Economic and planning Department
- Animal Wealth Department
ACSAD and the CIHEAM have signed a MoU in Paris on the 14 December 2004.