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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

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AMMAN, Jordan: The International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) has requested in September 2015 to be provided with part of its genetic materials that has been duplicated in the

Improved wheat varieties developed using CGIAR breeding lines, either in cross-pollinations or as direct releases, cover more than 100 million hectares — nearly two-thirds of the area sown to improved wheat worldwide, new research (Lantican et al., in press) shows.

Co-advancement of Agricultural and Natural Resource Management within the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Iraq, once the cradle of agriculture, is facing a growing crisis as increasing levels of salinity in its soil and irrigation water are reducing the country’s food production.

Speaking at the pre-ICAE (International Conference of Agricultural Economists) event organized by the European Commission, the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) and the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), on 7 August, at

The impacts of agricultural research on food security and issues related to reducing food loss and waste (FLW) were discussed at the fourth Meeting of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) that took place in Izmir, at the International Agricultural Research and Tr

As part of the ICARDA led project ‘Narrowing the yield gaps of barley-faba bean based cropping systems through knowledge based pest management practices for improved food systems of small holder farmers in the Highlands of Ethiopia’, a field day was organized by the

ICARDA-IFPRI project has led to improved practices for integrated water & land management in Central Asia.

Partnerships are playing an ever-increasing role in Afghanistan's post-war development.

On 21 August 2015, ICARDA bid farewell to Ms. Houda Nourallah Administrative Officer to the Director General. Ms. Nourallah retired after her dedicated service of 33 years marked by unsurpassed efficiency and excellence.

On 27 August, 2015, ICARDA lost one of its outstanding staff, Dr. Yasser Mhawish, who was working as the Watershed Scientist in Afghanistan. ICARDA family is shocked by his sudden and tragic demise. Colleagues remember Dr.

A new partnership agreement was signed between the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, UNDP and ICARDA to link agricultural research in Palestine to the sustainable development goals.

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