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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.

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Working with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, ICARDA scientists are working to develop barley, faba bean and chickpea varieties that are resistant to drought, disease and pests and give a higher yield.

Capacity building efforts for managing salinity by ICARDA’s Integrated Water and Land Management Program (IWLMP) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

ICARDA’s participation and presentation on ‘Salinity Management in Iraq’ at a workshop on ‘Mesopotamia: sustainable development and agriculture’, conducted at Expo Milan 2015.

Researchers participating in the 2015 Borlaug Rust Initiative Workshop and the 9th International Wheat Conference held in Sydney affirm the benefits of investing in wheat improvement research.

ICARDA retrieves part of its heritage seed collection from Svalbard Seed Vault to continue its ongoing work with partners to preserve crop diversity and ensure food security within changing climate.

ICARDA announces International Conference on Pulses for Drylands to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, 13-15 April, 2016.

Last week Izmir hosted more than 80 of the world’s leading scientists in the field of plant genetic resources. As a meeting of scientists responsible for safeguarding crop diversity, the meeting could not have been more important.

Ethiopia has tremendous agricultural potential with vast areas of fertile land, diverse climate, abundant rainfall and a large labor force. Yet agriculture remains underdeveloped and poverty persists, especially in rural areas.

Andrea Gros joins as the new Head of ICARDA’s Communication, Documentation and Information Services Unit (CODIS).

Yields on women’s farms are 20-30% less than on men’s farms. Women farmers in Ethiopia demonstrate large gains from gender-sensitized research and dissemination.

AMMAN - The compound and GeneBank of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Tel Hadya, Aleppo, Syria, are safe contrary to some online and Syria based media reports from today.

Comprising nearly half of the agricultural workforce in Afghanistan, women in rural parts of the country are still among the most marginalized. They lack access to knowledge and technologies and are far from availing the benefits of livelihood opportunities.

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