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Global Research Themes

ICARDA has a broad agricultural research for development portfolio encompassing the sustainable productivity of agricultural production systems; increased income for smallholder farmers; and nutritional and food security strategies.

The Center produces science-based solutions that include new crop varieties; improved practices for farming and natural resource management; and socio-economic and policy options for partner countries.

In response to the pressing constraints facing agricultural production systems in the world’s dry areas, and their growing populations, ICARDA’s research conforms to the following ‘global themes: Adapting to climate change; Empowering women; Improving nutrition; Enhancing water and land productivity; Crop improvement; and Raising farmer incomes.