ICARDA’s 2015 Annual Report, 'Towards Dynamic Drylands', showcases the impacts and innovations achieved in 2015 with support from our donors, global collaborators, and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) partners in different countries. We invite you to browse through the stories and see how the efforts of ICARDA and our partners are paying off.
ICARDA’s dynamic mix of strategies, based on solid science, addresses crop yields, water efficiency, the management of droughts and land degradation, livestock productivity, as well as socioeconomics and policy. The strategies aim to respond to the enormous challenges in setting up efficient and effective agricultural and rural production systems in the dry areas.
ICARDA’s strategies are directly linked to 8 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Partnerships are the cornerstone of all ICARDA’s research for development activities. The approach has enabled ICARDA to successfully get research technologies into the hands of farmers and deliver impact on the ground – both at the farm and at the national level. The Center works closely with the national agricultural research systems, policymakers, local communities, private sector, international and regional organizations, UN entities, civil society organizations, and NGOs.
Through the training, I learnt more about biological nitrogen fixing from sowing legumes in cereal-based cropping systems and how that improves soil quality and yields. I hope to form a soil and environment association which will work with scientists, farmers, and the new generation to create a new mentality of environmental preservation and sustainable development in Tunisia.
Mouna Mechri, final year PhD student in agronomy, Tunisia