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Women are vital to reducing rural poverty and improving food security and nutrition in rural areas.

More than 300 participants including farmers, agricultural scientists, researchers and policy makers attended the ‘Farmers’ Day’ workshop on 20 March 2017.

The representatives of more than 10 public administrations and agencies attended a round-table to discuss the milestones for further development of Conservation Agriculture in Tunisia, held on 16 March 2017 in Tunis.

Dr. Andrew Noble, ICARDA Deputy Director General, participated at GFIA. 

Two ICARDA scientists – Dr. Somanagouda B Patil and Mrs. Samira El Hanafi have been awarded with CGIAR Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program and a trip to USA.

ICARDA scientists attended the workshops on opportunities for diversification in rice-based systems and creating enabling environments for nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture to address malnutrition held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 28-29 March 2017.

As of 1st April 2017, Dr. Theib Oweis returned to ICARDA as the Acting Director of the IWLM Program.

An awareness-raising workshop at a primary school in Jordan discussed sustainable management of the country's 'Badia.'

An ICARDA researcher reflects on his work's positive impacts improving the livelihoods of dryland farmers. 

Throughout history, water scarcity in Arabian Peninsula has affected the livelihoods of inhabitants. 

Capacity development is key to bridge knowledge gaps and enhance the skills of young scientists. 

Margaret Thalwitz, ICARDA Board Chair, calls Svalbard and global seed vault 'treasures' and 'precious public goods.'

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