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Drylands

A new practical and cost-effective approach combines indigenous knowledge and mechanization for enhanced effectiveness.
ICARDA is partnering with a global leader in animal health to enhance the reproductive efficiency of sheep and goats in the Middle East. 
Agricultural research for development in the dry areas provides insights that can enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities worldwide.
A recent analysis provides a promising step towards mining the genetic potential of adaptable indigenous livestock. 
ICARDA joins its agricultural development partners across the dry areas in celebrating World Population Day.
On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we reflect on ICARDA’s efforts to safeguard its genetic resources - and promote sustainable development in the world’s dry areas.
More than 60 delegates from 20 countries discussed the solutions to combat barley leaf diseases during the workshop in Rabat, organized by ICARDA.
Innovations from agricultural research have solutions that add value to country investment plans tto  combat climate change and meeting Sustainable Development Goals.  ICARDA offers a range of tested...
The genetic makeup of native plants and animals in drylands countries is well adapted to resist the harsh conditions that climate change brings – hotter, drier, less predictable and more extreme...
A conversation with Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA’s new Director General. A vision of how ICARDA’s science and expertise will help drylands countries improve people’s livelihoods. Aly Abousabaa took...
A range of drylands rural development innovations is ripe for scaling-up – to boost nutrition security and income for rural populations in Afghanistan.
A new crop genebank containing a wealth of plant genetic resources from across the world’s dry areas was inaugurated in Lebanon, September 29.

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