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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

An ICARDA PhD trainee from Bangladesh has been awarded a prestigious award in the United States for his work on lentil bio-fortification.

The opening of a second office in Cairo demonstrates renewed commitment to Egypt’s resource-poor farmers.

An ICARDA-led initiative is improving crop management, transferring new technologies, and developing germplasm.   

Sustained efforts are needed to strengthen resilience against a backdrop of rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity.

On International Day for Rural Women we call for empowerment strategies that reflect women's immediate needs and priorities.  

Cultivating land left fallow after the rice season is strengthening food security and boosting incomes across South Asia.

Despite prevailing social constraints, village-based seed enterprises are providing a route to empowerment.

Although grasspea contains toxins that are dangerous for human health, improved cultivars are making this hardy pulse an increasingly viable option.

Adapting to climate change and reducing the risk of instability requires renewed investments in agricultural research for development.

Former ICARDA researcher receives prestigious award for an academic paper on the Center’s participatory breeding program.

A recent meeting in Beirut discussed a new regional partnership to support agricultural research for development in West Asia and North Africa.

ICARDA has approved a plan and budget for an initiative aiming to raise crop production and strengthen national food security in Iran.

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