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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

An international conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands was held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 18-20 April, 2016.

Recent trends in Conservation Agriculture were discussed at an advanced international course on Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean Environments (North & South) conducted from 4-9 April 2016, in Zaragoza (Spain), with 21 participants.

ICARDA organized two courses on ‘Field Inspection Methodologies and Its Application’ and ‘Seed Quality Testing’ for participants from the National Seed Administration of Sudan in Cairo, Egypt from 10-14 April 2016.

On the occasion of World Earth Day, ICARDA-led Knowledge Management in Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management Phase II project organized a pistachio tree planting event in Bostanlyk district of Tashkent region, Uzbekistan.

The Independent Science and Partnership Council Science Forum 2016 was held from 12-14 April, 2016, in Addis Ababa with the objective of rethinking pathways for agricultural research.

A high level Traveling Workshop was organized on April 11, 2016, in the Sharkia Governorate of Egypt by ICARDA, the Agricultural Research Center, Zagazig University, and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program, an African Development Bank initiative for transforming agriculture on the continent, was discussed in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 12-14 April.

Three Ethiopian MSc. students, who contributed to ICARDA’s research on multidimensional improvement of grain legumes recently graduated from Ethiopian Universities.

تم هذا الإسبوع افتتاح المؤتمر الدولي حول البقول للصحة والتغذية والزراعة المستدامة في المناطق الجافة لعام 2016

La Conférence internationale en 2016 au sujet des légumineuses visant sur la santé, la nutrition et l'agriculture durable dans les zones arides a été lancée aujourd'hui

Dilrukshi Thavarajah, assistant professor at Clemson University, USA, sees ICP 2016 as a way to increase awareness of pulses’ nutritional qualities that combat micro-nutrient deficiencies and obesity.

Rajeev Varshney, Global Research Program Director of Genetic Gains at ICRISAT, voices his hopes and thoughts on why ICP 2016 will affect the future of pulses.

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