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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

The 57th ICARDA Board of Trustees meeting officially opened in Beirut on November 15 under the auspices of Lebanon’s Minister of Agriculture, His Excellency Dr. Akram Chehayeb.

ICARDA’s decentralization strategy is in full swing and the Board was updated on partnership developments conducted under the decentralization scheme over the past six months.

The 57th Board of Trustees meeting provided an opportunity for ICARDA’s scientists to present progress made by the Center in its engagement with different CRPs.

At ICARDA’s 57th Board of Trustees meeting in Beirut, 13-18 November, 2015, Dr. Margret Thalwitz was appointed ICARDA’s new Board Chair.

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.

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