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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 

Harnessing food legumes for climate-smart agriculture

 Food legumes can withstand harsh conditions and survive in water-scarce environment

Pushing toward the integration of crop-livestock and conservation agriculture

Reliance on crop residues to feed livestock has hindered the adoption of conservation agriculture. The IFAD-funded “CLCA” project provides economically- and environmentally-viable solutions

News and Events

ICARDA has deposited accessions from its 2016 seed harvest into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term safe-keeping.

Although migration provides rural women with income-generating opportunities, prevailing social constraints limit their decision-making power. 

A workshop that modeled and predicted runoff and erosion rates using a web-based tool will help national partners reverse degradation.

ICARDA conducted a training course in Tunisia to enhance the capacity of agricultural engineers involved in forage production.

The recent review and planning meeting of a pulse initiative in Odisha offered solutions to raise farmer productivity. 

ICARDA attended the launch of a new project to streamline the use of affordable water-saving technologies in the Near East and North Africa. 

Jordan’s ‘Badia’ is a vast arid area stretching across 80% of the country. It is a severely degraded ecosystem caused by mono-cropping and overgrazing over the past few decades.

ICARDA expertise helps countries transition after conflict has devastated their agricultural production systems. Lessons learned in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine could hold the key to future rebuilding efforts in Yemen and Syria.  

A research facility is helping countries fight wheat rust diseases – and the threat they pose to wheat yields and food security.

ICARDA is committed to raising the capacity of agricultural researchers so they can help their countries secure food security and resource conservation targets.

A review meeting of OCPF-ICARDA project on food legumes was held in New Delhi, India.

The Director General of ICARDA Mr. Aly Abousabaa visited ICARDA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program and Research Platform in Ethiopia on 12-15 June 2017.

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