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Do agricultural innovations help or hurt the poor?

In Rajasthan thinking beyond established wisdom and paying attention to local norms and context is helping to inform the development of gender-sensitive and pro-poor strategies to enhance the adoption of agricultural innovations

Addressing climate displacement in the MENA region

How can MENA countries strengthen the resilience of their agricultural sectors to limit climate displacements?  

Global study paves the way for developing gender-transformative interventions

CGIAR’s research on gender and innovation, GENNOVATE offers insights into rural development programming in five continents

Documentary: Seeds of War

With the establishment of gene banks in Lebanon and Morocco in 2016, ICARDA is reconstructing its gene collections

News and Events

More than 300 participants including farmers, agricultural scientists, researchers and policy makers attended the ‘Farmers’ Day’ workshop on 20 March 2017.

The representatives of more than 10 public administrations and agencies attended a round-table to discuss the milestones for further development of Conservation Agriculture in Tunisia, held on 16 March 2017 in Tunis.

Dr. Andrew Noble, ICARDA Deputy Director General, participated at GFIA. 

Two ICARDA scientists – Dr. Somanagouda B Patil and Mrs. Samira El Hanafi have been awarded with CGIAR Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program and a trip to USA.

ICARDA scientists attended the workshops on opportunities for diversification in rice-based systems and creating enabling environments for nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture to address malnutrition held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 28-29 March 2017.

As of 1st April 2017, Dr. Theib Oweis returned to ICARDA as the Acting Director of the IWLM Program.

An awareness-raising workshop at a primary school in Jordan discussed sustainable management of the country's 'Badia.'

An ICARDA researcher reflects on his work's positive impacts improving the livelihoods of dryland farmers. 

Throughout history, water scarcity in Arabian Peninsula has affected the livelihoods of inhabitants. 

Capacity development is key to bridge knowledge gaps and enhance the skills of young scientists. 

Margaret Thalwitz, ICARDA Board Chair, calls Svalbard and global seed vault 'treasures' and 'precious public goods.'

Thanks to donors ICARDA was able to decentralize its operations and emerge a stronger, more efficient organization. 

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