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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-NARS strategy consultation meeting was held in Rabat, Morocco on 3 May 2017.

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security provides funding to support project’s further development.

Average yields for new varieties range between 3.3 and 5.5 t/ha, approximately 300% higher than the national average yield of 1.1 t/ha.

More than 70 participants from 23 countries attended the four-day-workshop to learn about recent achievements in wheat breeding in Russia.

“Connecting People to Nature” is the theme for 2017’s World Environment Day. On this day, ICARDA, as a global organization working in over 50 countries across the world’s dry areas, joins the call to get into nature and appreciate its beauty and importance.

Cotton is a major contributor to Pakistan’s economy, but yields are often threatened by the virus, which can cause losses of up to 20-40 percent.

In celebrating World Milk Day on 1 June, a practical course on enhancing traditional dairy processing and milk quality was organized in rural Jordan.

Practical and cost-effective technology introduced in Tunisia to enhance rural livelihoods and reduce workloads of women producers.

ICARDA’s genebank hosts one of the world’s largest and most unique collection of beans, crops and wheat.

For centuries, herders have relied on mobility and common use of rangelands as an effective adaptation strategy for coping with drought-affected areas.

The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture was launched during the ninth annual ICT4D Conference in Hyderabad, India, on 15 May 2017.

ICARDA is consistently engaged in capacity development of NARS  staff via state-of-the art training opportunities. 

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