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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

An effort to improve soil fertility and health is reaping significant benefits for the productivity and sustainability of smallholder farming systems in Pakistan.

An initiative to empower rural women in Jordan and encourage their participation in income-generating activities, recently held a ceremony for graduates of its peer-to-peer training scheme.

Although Morocco is set to nearly treble olive production, these ambitious plans could have potentially serious consequences for the country’s water supplies.

As a mainstay of dryland agriculture, the ICARDA-led CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems has initiated efforts to raise livestock production.

An ICARDA scientist has been awarded a prestigious international award from the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

Wheat consumption is rising rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and imports account for over 70% of the region’s needs. Change is needed.

A new research and educational institute targeting the more sustainable development of arid lands was launched at ICARDA’s Amman office recently.

ICARDA's Intellectual Property Policy gives a clear set of principles in relation to the management of intellectual assets.

Raised bed planting – making furrows in fields and planting seeds at the top of these furrows – is a proven farming practice that offers the promise of water savings and increased yields.

Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa has a bright future, according to the results of a research for development partnership targeting strategic crops.

ICARDA’s wheat program continues to deliver benefits and is using the decentralization of the Center’s operations to more effectively target global priorities.

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Senior Scientific Advisor at ICARDA, has been awarded the prestigious World Food Prize for his research on improved wheat varieties.

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