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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

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.

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.

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