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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

A new strategic direction for ICARDA

Harnessing cutting-edge scientific research to address the challenges that smallholder farmers face in the dry areas

Technology Dissemination Through School Drama

ICARDA explores alternative ways to reach out to communities in rural areas of Jordan.

News and Events

Lebanese Prime Minister praises ICARDA’s contributions in meeting with outgoing DG, Dr. Solh and incoming DG, Mr. Abousabaa.

ICARDA joins its partners across the drylands to celebrate their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Camel’s milk offers a practical solution for resource-poor to tackle widespread sheep worms according a recent study in Tunisia.

A range of drylands rural development innovations is ripe for scaling-up – to boost nutrition security and income for rural populations in Afghanistan.

A new crop genebank containing a wealth of plant genetic resources from across the world’s dry areas was inaugurated in Lebanon, September 29.

Tropentag 2016 Conference features workshop on Community-Based Breeding Programs, led by ICARDA scientists.

Improved varieties are transforming wheat production across the Arab World – despite higher temperatures and increasing water scarcity.

The research team around ICARDA senior scientist Dr Biju George has published a paper in the well reputed Water Resources Research Journal.

A new drought tolerant lentil variety with the potential to achieve high yields in difficult climatic conditions was released by the National Seed Board of Bangladesh in the summer of 2016.

Annual Review and Planning Meetings for two important Pulses Initiatives took place in New Delhi, India.

Ethiopian smallholder farmers are generating new gains in their incomes as a result of ICARDA’s work with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) on the improvement of pulses.

ICARDA’s investment in future science leaders enhances the technical capacity and knowledge in countries facing challenges and crises today.

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