Highlands Regional Program

Optimizing a region’s existing strengths and resources is part of what ICARDA does best. In Afghanistan, a village-based seed enterprise provided the means for women — often marginalized in rural farming areas — to contribute to their communities, take on leadership roles, and learn about sustainable agriculture practices. Bayesian analysis in the region provided an evidence-based analysis for better understanding the seed variety preferences and needs of local farmers. Finally, to meet food security needs in Iran, ICARDA set up demonstration areas throughout local farm regions to promote and disseminate conservation agriculture techniques and technologies.

Empowering women to enhance agricultural productivity

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Bayesian analysis improves legume varieties

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Tackling food and nutrition security head-on in Iran

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