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Research for development initiatives

ICARDA’s research aims to improve smallholder crop and livestock production systems in dry areas. This is practical, goal-oriented research for development, implemented in partnership with local communities and a range of research and development organizations.

 

We use a multidisciplinary, integrated agro-ecosystems approach, to ensure that technologies, policies, institutions and capacity development work together to improve food security and livelihoods, while conserving natural resources.

 

Food Security Project

A large-scale regional project is helping to boost food security in wheat-based cropping systems in five countries – Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia.

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Water Benchmarks Project
Water is usually the limiting constraint in dryland agriculture. But low-cost technologies are available to increase water productivity, producing more crop per drop.

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Conservation agriculture

With three major projects launched in 2012, ICARDA is at the forefront of global efforts to promote conservation agriculture – in West Asia, North Africa and Central Asia.

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Iraq salinity project
One-fourth of Iraq's irrigated farmland is severely affected by salinity. The project is helping to inform national investments for long-term salinity management.
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