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Grain Legumes

We share the same goals – better livelihoods for small-scale farmers and pastoralists.
An ICARDA PhD trainee from Bangladesh has been awarded a prestigious award in the United States for his work on lentil bio-fortification.
Cultivating land left fallow after the rice season is strengthening food security and boosting incomes across South Asia.
Although grasspea contains toxins that are dangerous for human health, improved cultivars are making this hardy pulse an increasingly viable option.
ICARDA has approved a plan and budget for an initiative aiming to raise crop production and strengthen national food security in Iran.
ICARDA’s North Africa Platform in Rabat, Morocco, recently hosted the CGIAR’s Independent Science and Partner Council (ISPC).
The recent review and planning meeting of a pulse initiative in Odisha offered solutions to raise farmer productivity. 
A review meeting of OCPF-ICARDA project on food legumes was held in New Delhi, India.
ICARDA and IFAD launched a new initiative aimed at assuring food and nutritional security and income for farmers in South Asia.
 ICARDA-NARS strategy consultation meeting was held in Rabat, Morocco on 3 May 2017.
Thanks to donors ICARDA was able to decentralize its operations and emerge a stronger, more efficient organization. 
Healthier and better performing lentil varieties using ICARDA germplasm are released in India and Nepal.