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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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As a mainstay of dryland agriculture, the ICARDA-led CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems has initiated efforts to raise livestock production.

An ICARDA scientist has been awarded a prestigious international award from the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

Wheat consumption is rising rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and imports account for over 70% of the region’s needs. Change is needed.

A new research and educational institute targeting the more sustainable development of arid lands was launched at ICARDA’s Amman office recently.

ICARDA's Intellectual Property Policy gives a clear set of principles in relation to the management of intellectual assets.

Raised bed planting – making furrows in fields and planting seeds at the top of these furrows – is a proven farming practice that offers the promise of water savings and increased yields.

Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa has a bright future, according to the results of a research for development partnership targeting strategic crops.

ICARDA’s wheat program continues to deliver benefits and is using the decentralization of the Center’s operations to more effectively target global priorities.

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Senior Scientific Advisor at ICARDA, has been awarded the prestigious World Food Prize for his research on improved wheat varieties.

ICARDA recently facilitated a farmer-centered knowledge exchange involving producers from both Jordan and Iraq, an attempt to strengthen community resilience.

ICARDA has launched a Sub-Saharan research platform, moving into a new phase of expanded partnerships and a growing role in the region.

Wheat and food legumes are staple foods across West Asia and North Africa, providing a valuable source of protein, particularly among the poorer sectors of society.

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