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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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Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: " Water scarcity is a constant problem for dryland countries and a growing one globally in the face of increasing population and food demand, climate change, rising temperatures and frequent droughts, land degradation and...

Scientists publish a book on mathematical method to rapidly mine genebanks for desired traits, placing crop breeding on an accelerated track.

ICARDA takes pride in the innovative research studies conducted by its scientists. Below here we present three studies that were recently published in some top-notch journals in the areas of sustainable land management, hydrology and plant genetics.

ICARDA’s upcoming International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture for Drylands, in Marrakesh, Morocco, 18-20 April, 2016, presents sponsorship opportunities under various categories.

Together with its South Asian partners, ICARDA is pursuing the diversification of cereal-based production systems, adding legumes to the mix. This diversification strategy boosts national nutrition and food security, improves incomes and livelihoods in rural...

In Afghanistan, women farmers have few opportunities to be involved in seed production because this is considered to be primarily the task of men farmers.

ICARDA launches a Global Pulses Research Platform in India to increase the region’s pulses production and reduce dependencies on imports.

In an interesting research finding, scientists have identified a salt tolerant gene in soybean that also increases grain yield. This opens up possibilities for exploring similar traits in other legumes as well.

ICARDA's new pulses platform to boost declining pulses production in India through sustainable intensification of cropping systems.

IFAD showcased the impacts from its Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) funded projects at the 39th session of its Governing Council convened in Rome, 17-18 February 2016.

On Feb 9, 2016, Dr. Samira A. S. Omar Asem, ICARDA Board member, was appointed by the Kuwait Council of Ministers to be the new Director General of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

Scientists conclude large-scale irrigation systems are dangerously under-performing and call for overhaul.

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