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Land productivity

On World Day to Combat Desertification we must renew our commitment to healthy soils and productive land.
ICARDA’s work with national and community partners is creating solutions to benefit the 'badia's' ecology, and strengthen the resilience of Bedouin communities.
Producing enough food - without an environmental cost - will be one of our biggest challenges in the years ahead.
ICARDA is helping farmers across the Arabian Peninsula deal with extreme aridity, water scarcity, and erratic rainfall.
A plan to address the Mediterranean's migrant crisis must acknowledge one of its major causes - food insecurity.
Conservation agriculture – the practice of not plowing farmlands and leaving crop residue in the field for improved soil fertility and water conservation – brings optimal production at the best cost.
Recycling and reusing saline water can return salt-affected irrigated areas to higher levels of production, making significant contributions to food, feed and renewable energy production.
Changes in climate patterns are already having their most acute effect on people living in the world’s dry areas – including the Near East and North Africa.
In order to improve the region’s date palm production, ICARDA’s Arabian Peninsula Regional Program (APRP) has initiated a series of capacity strengthening events.
An agreement with Ethiopia confirms the establishment of a new research for development platform focused on mixed crop-livestock production systems.
A region-wide vision for Jordan's 'Badia' will address production constraints on a large-scale, while exploiting opportunities for development and growth.
Recent upheavals in the Arab region result from several factors, but it’s hard to ignore food security.