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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

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.

The importance of scientific innovation and technology for improving date palm production systems and the industry in the Gulf region was emphasized at the 10th annual steering committee and technical coordination meeting of ICARDA’s Date Palm Project held in Dubai,

In Syria, the lentil crops suffer heavily from a soil borne disease called Fusarium wilt, which can cause as high as 72% yield losses in wilt-infested fields.

Dr Atef Swelam, an irrigation scientist at ICARDA and coordinator of the Nile Delta project has been selected for the prestigious ‘Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2015’.

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