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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.

Harnessing advanced crop science to raise legume productivity

Crop science combined with proven management strategies and new technologies can bridge the legume yield gap.

News and Events

Innovative technologies for new crop varieties of lentil, chickpea, grasspea, cactus and barley, developed and promoted by ICARDA and partners were displayed at a national Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition in India.

Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock awarded a certificate of appreciation to ICARDA to acknowledge the success of IFAD-funded Community-based Agriculture and Livestock Project.

Scientists have published a new book on an innovative mathematical approach to rapidly mine genebanks for desired traits, placing crop breeding on an accelerated track.

Integrated crop management technologies for malt barley, faba bean and chickpea, scaled-out by ICARDA under USAID-funded projects in Ethiopia, are helping in climate change adaptation and improving food and nutritional security.

Participants of the fourth Regional Coordination Meeting of ICARDA’s South Asia & China Regional Program looked at the progress made in various areas of collaborative research and discussed future partnerships.

Participants of the International Forum on Eurasian Food Security (Agriculture and Nutrition) Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership discussed and analyzed current trends in food security management in the Eurasian region.

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development announced support to wheat farmers at a National Field Day organized by the AfDB-funded SARD-SC Wheat Project.

Two agreements between ICARDA and institutions in the UAE, and an acknowledgement of ICARDA’s agricultural innovations by the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm have further strengthened ICARDA-UAE ties.

Nepal’s Minister for Agricultural Development commended ICARDA’s contributions to Nepal’s agriculture, most particularly in pulses research and development.

Dr. Mahmoud El Solh, ICARDA’s Director General, along with other international dignitaries, was honored during the official launching of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm

Current trends in food security management in the Eurasian region were discussed at the International Forum on Eurasian Food Security (Agriculture and Nutrition) Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership.

Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: " Water scarcity is a constant problem for dryland countries and a growing one globally in the face of increasing population and food demand, climate change, rising temperatures and frequent droughts, land degradation and...