Raised bed planting – making furrows in fields and planting seeds at the top of these furrows – is a proven farming practice that offers the promise of water savings and increased yields.
Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa has a bright future, according to the results of a research for development partnership targeting strategic crops.
ICARDA’s wheat program continues to deliver benefits and is using the decentralization of the Center’s operations to more effectively target global priorities.
Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Senior Scientific Advisor at ICARDA, has been awarded the prestigious World Food Prize for his research on improved wheat varieties.
ICARDA recently facilitated a farmer-centered knowledge exchange involving producers from both Jordan and Iraq, an attempt to strengthen community resilience.
ICARDA has launched a Sub-Saharan research platform, moving into a new phase of expanded partnerships and a growing role in the region.
Wheat and food legumes are staple foods across West Asia and North Africa, providing a valuable source of protein, particularly among the poorer sectors of society.
Insect pests are one of the most limiting constraints to crop production, inflicting losses of billions of dollars worldwide every year.