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ICARDA Update

March 13, 2016

Scientists publish a book on mathematical method to rapidly mine genebanks for desired traits, placing crop breeding on an accelerated track.

March 07, 2016

ICARDA takes pride in the innovative research studies conducted by its scientists. Below here we present three studies that were recently published in some top-notch journals in the areas of sustainable land management, hydrology and plant genetics.

March 02, 2016

ICARDA’s upcoming International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture for Drylands, in Marrakesh, Morocco, 18-20 April, 2016, presents sponsorship opportunities under various categories.

March 02, 2016

Together with its South Asian partners, ICARDA is pursuing the diversification of cereal-based production systems, adding legumes to the mix. This diversification strategy boosts national nutrition and food security, improves incomes and livelihoods in rural communities, and strengthens the...

March 02, 2016

In Afghanistan, women farmers have few opportunities to be involved in seed production because this is considered to be primarily the task of men farmers.

February 24, 2016

ICARDA launches a Global Pulses Research Platform in India to increase the region’s pulses production and reduce dependencies on imports.

February 23, 2016

In an interesting research finding, scientists have identified a salt tolerant gene in soybean that also increases grain yield. This opens up possibilities for exploring similar traits in other legumes as well.

February 22, 2016

ICARDA's new pulses platform to boost declining pulses production in India through sustainable intensification of cropping systems.

February 18, 2016

IFAD showcased the impacts from its Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) funded projects at the 39th session of its Governing Council convened in Rome, 17-18 February 2016.

February 17, 2016

On Feb 9, 2016, Dr. Samira A. S. Omar Asem, ICARDA Board member, was appointed by the Kuwait Council of Ministers to be the new Director General of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

February 16, 2016

Scientists conclude large-scale irrigation systems are dangerously under-performing and call for overhaul.

February 10, 2016

In the context of climate change and population growth in Egypt, research findings point the way to the development of a resilient urban water infrastructure system.

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