Effective, proven technologies are available. Development investors can help scale out these technologies to larger areas, with potential benefits to millions of poor households.
International development investors and aid agencies have worked with ICARDA for three decades, creating huge impacts on food security and livelihoods. Our supporters include national governments, development banks, UN agencies, international NGOs and many others.
Technologies to multiply the impacts of donor-funded development projects
New approaches for outreach and technology dissemination
Links with other investors, to share costs and broaden the reach of new initiatives
Partnerships with universities are central to ICARDA's capacity building program. ICARDA is a bridge connecting university programs with graduate students from Central Asia, the Caucasus region, West Asia and North Africa – and also from Japan, Australia and several European countries.
ICARDA and the parent university co-supervise students, while ICARDA provides field and lab facilities for their thesis research.
ICARDA has worked with 51 universities in Europe, USA, Australia Central Asia, West Asia and North Africa. This year, we're hosting Masters and PhD students from 18 universities.
ICARDA offers students:
Opportunities to work in integrated, multi-disciplinary teams, with scientists and smallholder farmers
Field and lab facilities for thesis research
Friendly, secure living and work environments
Opportunities to discover one of the world's most ancient civilizations
Advanced research labs in developed countries (and emerging economies) provide unique skills and facilities unavailable at ICRADA, or at national research centers.
This partnership offers advanced research centers the opportunity to contribute to agricultural development for the poor, and to strengthen skills and research capacity in developing countries.
ICARDA works with over 20 advanced research institutes in 8 countries, on crop genetic improvement (mainly biotechnology), resource mapping (including GIS and remote sensing), impact assessment methods and other areas.
Opportunities to solve clearly defined research problems in resource-poor agricultural settings
Linkages with national research centers in over 40 countries
A large pool of graduate students and young scientists who could benefit from your expertise