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ICARDA Update

November 08, 2016

An important bottleneck for many developing countries as they try to strengthen national food security and tackle threats from epidemics and pests is the insufficient flexibility or performance of

November 02, 2016

A conversation with Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA’s new Director General. A vision of how ICARDA’s science and expertise will help drylands countries improve people’s livelihoods. Aly Abousabaa took over as

October 30, 2016

 As climate change increases the risk of crop failure, how do we encourage farmers to invest more in their productive capacity? One potential strategy is the promotion of index-based insurance

October 29, 2016

 Across the dry areas of the world, Conservation Agriculture (CA) – the practice of not plowing farmlands and leaving crop residue in the field for improved soil fertility and water conservation – is

October 27, 2016

Africa’s soils hold the key to its food production and economic future, with agriculture accounting for 30 to 40 percent of the continent’s GDP. Food productivity on the continent is, however,

October 26, 2016

As   the Paris Agreement enters into force, here’s what we can expect from COP22. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force this month.  Parliaments of half the 197 signatory countries

October 26, 2016

Explore the expertise, innovations & technologies that countries can harness to produce stable and nutritious food crops, as climates get hotter and drier.  Five drylands agriculture sessions at

October 23, 2016

 The Dry Areas cover more than 40 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to 2.5 billion people. These regions are also characterized by poverty, food insecurity, frequent droughts, and

October 23, 2016

“When I invoke 'a farmer', what is the first image that comes to your mind?' asked Bezaiet Dessalegn, gender expert, and monitoring and evaluation specialist at ICARDA to an assembly of Jordanian and

October 18, 2016

  A CGIAR delegation, comprising the Directors General and senior management of CIAT, CIMMYT, CIP, ICARDA, ILRI and ICRISAT met Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President at the World Food Prize

October 17, 2016

Ensuring that the ‘Enhancing Food Security in Arab Countries’ initiative achieves long-lasting impacts is dependent on an effective capacity strengthening program that equips farmers, researchers

October 17, 2016

ICARDA lost a valuable ex-colleague and an accomplished plant pathologist, Dr. Ahmed El-Ahmed on September 19, 2016. In his last role at ICARDA, Dr. El-Ahmed served as the center’s Assistant Director

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