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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

Traditional grazing-management practice makes an impact in southern Tunisia

Policymakers should protect them for sustainable management of rangeland resources 

News and Events

During ICARDA’s 57th Board of Trustees meeting in Beirut, ICARDA said goodbye to IWLMP Director Dr. Theib Oweis and Ms. Khar Hoay Tan, Human Resources Director.

Demekech, an Ethiopian farmer from Gimbichu, has seen lentil crop devastated from disease. With improved varieties, things are different.

ICARDA joins FAO at the launch of 2016 International Year of Pulses in Rome, Italy.

Today, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched the International Year of Pulses 2016 (IYP) in Rome, Italy.

Working with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, ICARDA scientists are working to develop barley, faba bean and chickpea varieties that are resistant to drought, disease and pests and give a higher yield.

Capacity building efforts for managing salinity by ICARDA’s Integrated Water and Land Management Program (IWLMP) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

ICARDA’s participation and presentation on ‘Salinity Management in Iraq’ at a workshop on ‘Mesopotamia: sustainable development and agriculture’, conducted at Expo Milan 2015.

Researchers participating in the 2015 Borlaug Rust Initiative Workshop and the 9th International Wheat Conference held in Sydney affirm the benefits of investing in wheat improvement research.

ICARDA retrieves part of its heritage seed collection from Svalbard Seed Vault to continue its ongoing work with partners to preserve crop diversity and ensure food security within changing climate.

ICARDA announces International Conference on Pulses for Drylands to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, 13-15 April, 2016.

Last week Izmir hosted more than 80 of the world’s leading scientists in the field of plant genetic resources. As a meeting of scientists responsible for safeguarding crop diversity, the meeting could not have been more important.

Ethiopia has tremendous agricultural potential with vast areas of fertile land, diverse climate, abundant rainfall and a large labor force. Yet agriculture remains underdeveloped and poverty persists, especially in rural areas.

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