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Documentary: Seeds of War

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

Traditional grazing-management practice makes an impact in southern Tunisia

Policymakers should protect them for sustainable management of rangeland resources 

Harnessing food legumes for climate-smart agriculture

 Food legumes can withstand harsh conditions and survive in water-scarce environment

Pushing toward the integration of crop-livestock and conservation agriculture

Reliance on crop residues to feed livestock has hindered the adoption of conservation agriculture. The IFAD-funded “CLCA” project provides economically- and environmentally-viable solutions

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New study reveals the potential of conservation agriculture across Tunisia’s degraded lands.

Innovations from agricultural research have solutions that add value to country investment plans tto  combat climate change and meeting Sustainable Development Goals. 

Are you an international expert or student interested in recent advanced studies concerning barley leaf diseases? Join ICARDA’s 2nd International Workshop on Barley Leaf Diseases (IWBLD) held in Rabat, Morocco, on April 5-7, 2017.

The genetic makeup of native plants and animals in drylands countries is well adapted to resist the harsh conditions that climate change brings – hotter, drier, less predictable and more extreme climate events. 

High-yielding, heat-tolerant and disease-resistant cereals and legumes are helping to fight climate change in Africa.

FAO Assistant-Director General and Regional representative for the Near East and North Africa region Mr. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, received at the organisation’s regional office in Cairo Mr.

Investing in food security – strengthening the capacity of young scientists will help countries raise productivity for decades to come.

Science and policy experts review the tasks ahead for adaptation of smallholders to climate change in MENA at COP22.

Climate change poses a significant threat to dryland agriculture – and millions of farmers are already challenged by rising temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.

Farmers in dryland countries are already hard-hit by climate change – with many forced to contend with increasingly erratic rainfall, more frequent drought, extreme temperatures, shifting climatic zones, and the arrival of new crop pests and diseases.

Drip irrigation is helping farmers to conserve water resources while stabilizing wheat production across the Arab region.

An ICARDA assessment in Central Asia provides the information that policy makers need to strengthen the resilience of the region’s agricultural sector.

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