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Documentary: Seeds of War

With the establishment of gene banks in Lebanon and Morocco in 2016, ICARDA is reconstructing its gene collections

Traditional grazing-management practice makes an impact in southern Tunisia

Policymakers should protect them for sustainable management of rangeland resources 

Harnessing food legumes for climate-smart agriculture

 Food legumes can withstand harsh conditions and survive in water-scarce environment

Pushing toward the integration of crop-livestock and conservation agriculture

Reliance on crop residues to feed livestock has hindered the adoption of conservation agriculture. The IFAD-funded “CLCA” project provides economically- and environmentally-viable solutions

News and Events

Can a new high-yielding, pest-resistant variety of malt barley revolutionize Ethiopia’s under-performing barley sector?

An improved surface irrigation technique offers farmers a more sustainable and efficient alternative to conventional irrigation systems

In the highlands of Ethiopia ICARDA efforts to reverse land degradation and strengthen community adaptation to climate change promise multiple benefits for rural communities.

 Breeding resistant wheat varieties offers a practical defense against the effects of climate change – helping to maintain productivity and strengthen food security despite increasing water scarcity, higher temperatures, and the emergence of new pests an

How can we strengthen seed systems to achieve food security and better protection from epidemics and disease?

A conversation with Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA’s new Director General. A vision of how ICARDA’s science and expertise will help drylands countries improve people’s livelihoods.

 As climate change increases the risk of crop failure, how do we encourage farmers to invest more in their productive capacity?

Can conservation agriculture deliver for farmers across the Arab World?

Experts discuss and agree on key focus areas for soil management in Africa for climate change adaptation.

As   the Paris Agreement enters into force, here’s what we can expect from COP22. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force this month.

Explore the expertise, innovations & technologies that countries can harness to produce stable and nutritious food crops, as climates get hotter and drier.  Five drylands agriculture sessions at COP22 that will explore the follow

 The Dry Areas cover more than 40 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to 2.5 billion people. These regions are also characterized by poverty, food insecurity, frequent droughts, and widespread environmental degradation.

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