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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

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A coalition of donors is helping to enhance food security and reduce wheat import dependence across the Arab region. 

Saja Taha Al-Zoubi is raising awareness about the challenges confronting female agricultural workers displaced by Syria’s ongoing conflict.   

Women are at the front and center of an initiative promoting fuel-efficient stoves in Ethiopia.

Agricultural extension programs often fail to target women effectively. An ICARDA initiative in Tunisia asks why and challenges prevailing constraints. 

A new agricultural outreach model targeting rural women is taking shape in Afghanistan - and delivering on its promise of empowerment. 

Our understanding of the constraints holding back Africa's women farmers and entrepreneurs is improving - thanks to an ICARDA-managed wheat initiative. 

Egypt and Egyptian farmers are benefiting from ICARDA efforts to safeguard its genebank and vital plant genetic materials.  

ICARDA’s visit to Japan signals growing partnerships with the country’s government agencies and agricultural research community. 

Healthier and better performing lentil varieties using ICARDA germplasm are released in India and Nepal.

ICARDA – has sent more than 15,000 precious seeds back to the Seed Vault in Svalbard for safekeeping.

The challenge of land degradation is particularly felt in Tunisia, where soil erosion rate is high and affects 50% of its total surface.

A new partnership links  pulses research  outcomes to rural women  empowerment in  India. 

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