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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

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Munir Ahmad Sidiqee, ICARDA NARS partner from Afghanistan, shares thoughts on the visit to Jordan and Egypt.

The challenge of desertification, already big, is becoming even more significant as a growing global population places increasing pressure on productive land.

Mr. Aly Abousabaa outlined potential areas for cooperation between GAFSP and ICARDA and showcased a number of successful ICARDA initiatives around the world.

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we reflect on ICARDA’s efforts to safeguard its genetic resources - and promote sustainable development in the world’s dry areas.

The prestigious award is now looking for interested candidates to submit applications in the following five categories.

The Sixth International Date Palm Conference will be held on 19-21 March 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 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.

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