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The pivotal role played by partnerships and responsive research agendas was the focus of discussions at ICARDA's Board of Trustees meeting.

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.

An ICARDA delegation recently met officials from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), including the Fund’s President, Kanayo F. Nwanze.

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.

ICARDA’s Genetic Resources Section (GRS), supported by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, has been organizing collecting missions to previously unexplored parts of Greece.

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.

What are the constraints facing women farmers in the dry areas, and how can we overcome their limited access to technologies, inputs, and information?

A region-wide vision for Jordan's 'Badia' will address production constraints on a large-scale, while exploiting opportunities for development and growth.

Women are playing an increasing role in Afghanistan's agricultural sector, and are key to the country's development and reconstruction.

A new partnership to deliver 'climate-smart' technologies to smallholder farmers in the Middle East and North Africa.

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