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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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ICARDA family mourns the passing away of Dr. Nasri Haddad, Regional Coordinator - West Asia Regional Program, a dear friend and colleague.

Innovative technologies for new crop varieties of lentil, chickpea, grasspea, cactus and barley, developed and promoted by ICARDA and partners were displayed at a national Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition in India.

Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock awarded a certificate of appreciation to ICARDA to acknowledge the success of IFAD-funded Community-based Agriculture and Livestock Project.

Scientists have published a new book on an innovative mathematical approach to rapidly mine genebanks for desired traits, placing crop breeding on an accelerated track.

Integrated crop management technologies for malt barley, faba bean and chickpea, scaled-out by ICARDA under USAID-funded projects in Ethiopia, are helping in climate change adaptation and improving food and nutritional security.

Participants of the fourth Regional Coordination Meeting of ICARDA’s South Asia & China Regional Program looked at the progress made in various areas of collaborative research and discussed future partnerships.

Participants of the International Forum on Eurasian Food Security (Agriculture and Nutrition) Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership discussed and analyzed current trends in food security management in the Eurasian region.

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development announced support to wheat farmers at a National Field Day organized by the AfDB-funded SARD-SC Wheat Project.

Two agreements between ICARDA and institutions in the UAE, and an acknowledgement of ICARDA’s agricultural innovations by the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm have further strengthened ICARDA-UAE ties.

Nepal’s Minister for Agricultural Development commended ICARDA’s contributions to Nepal’s agriculture, most particularly in pulses research and development.

Dr. Mahmoud El Solh, ICARDA’s Director General, along with other international dignitaries, was honored during the official launching of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm

Current trends in food security management in the Eurasian region were discussed at the International Forum on Eurasian Food Security (Agriculture and Nutrition) Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership.

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