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A new strategic direction for ICARDA

Harnessing cutting-edge scientific research to address the challenges that smallholder farmers face in the dry areas

Technology Dissemination Through School Drama

ICARDA explores alternative ways to reach out to communities in rural areas of Jordan.

Harnessing advanced crop science to raise legume productivity

Crop science combined with proven management strategies and new technologies can bridge the legume yield gap.

Opinion: Time to reevaluate agriculture as Cape Town runs dry

We need 21st-century science to survive in harsher, drier conditions.

News and Events

The Conference on the Investment in the Date Palm Sector (Reality and Prospects) was held by the Directorate General of the Million Date Palm Plantation Project at the Diwan of the Royal Court in Muscat, Oman from May 23-25, 2016 under the auspices of Dr.

New malt barley varieties released with the potential to triple average yield in Ethiopia.

Over 300 participants from 35 countries gathered at ICP 2016 endorse the Morocco Declaration for better policies on pulses production.

An international conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands was held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 18-20 April, 2016.

Recent trends in Conservation Agriculture were discussed at an advanced international course on Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean Environments (North & South) conducted from 4-9 April 2016, in Zaragoza (Spain), with 21 participants.

ICARDA organized two courses on ‘Field Inspection Methodologies and Its Application’ and ‘Seed Quality Testing’ for participants from the National Seed Administration of Sudan in Cairo, Egypt from 10-14 April 2016.

On the occasion of World Earth Day, ICARDA-led Knowledge Management in Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management Phase II project organized a pistachio tree planting event in Bostanlyk district of Tashkent region, Uzbekistan.

The Independent Science and Partnership Council Science Forum 2016 was held from 12-14 April, 2016, in Addis Ababa with the objective of rethinking pathways for agricultural research.

A high level Traveling Workshop was organized on April 11, 2016, in the Sharkia Governorate of Egypt by ICARDA, the Agricultural Research Center, Zagazig University, and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program, an African Development Bank initiative for transforming agriculture on the continent, was discussed in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 12-14 April.

Three Ethiopian MSc. students, who contributed to ICARDA’s research on multidimensional improvement of grain legumes recently graduated from Ethiopian Universities.

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