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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

News and Events

A range of drylands rural development innovations is ripe for scaling-up – to boost nutrition security and income for rural populations in Afghanistan.

A new crop genebank containing a wealth of plant genetic resources from across the world’s dry areas was inaugurated in Lebanon, September 29.

Tropentag 2016 Conference features workshop on Community-Based Breeding Programs, led by ICARDA scientists.

Improved varieties are transforming wheat production across the Arab World – despite higher temperatures and increasing water scarcity.

The research team around ICARDA senior scientist Dr Biju George has published a paper in the well reputed Water Resources Research Journal.

A new drought tolerant lentil variety with the potential to achieve high yields in difficult climatic conditions was released by the National Seed Board of Bangladesh in the summer of 2016.

Annual Review and Planning Meetings for two important Pulses Initiatives took place in New Delhi, India.

Ethiopian smallholder farmers are generating new gains in their incomes as a result of ICARDA’s work with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) on the improvement of pulses.

ICARDA’s investment in future science leaders enhances the technical capacity and knowledge in countries facing challenges and crises today.

The 2015 Annual Report is now available for browsing and download online. With the international community setting out actions for implementing the new Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, our report shows that support for agricultural research in the drylands...

Issue 51 of the official newsletter of the WANA seed network – Seed Info – is online now. Seed Info aims to stimulate information exchange and communication among the seed community in the Central and West Asia and North Africa region and beyond.

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