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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

An awareness-raising workshop at a primary school in Jordan discussed sustainable management of the country's 'Badia.'

An ICARDA researcher reflects on his work's positive impacts improving the livelihoods of dryland farmers. 

Throughout history, water scarcity in Arabian Peninsula has affected the livelihoods of inhabitants. 

Capacity development is key to bridge knowledge gaps and enhance the skills of young scientists. 

Margaret Thalwitz, ICARDA Board Chair, calls Svalbard and global seed vault 'treasures' and 'precious public goods.'

Thanks to donors ICARDA was able to decentralize its operations and emerge a stronger, more efficient organization. 

A coalition of donors is helping to enhance food security and reduce wheat import dependence across the Arab region. 

Saja Taha Al-Zoubi is raising awareness about the challenges confronting female agricultural workers displaced by Syria’s ongoing conflict.   

Women are at the front and center of an initiative promoting fuel-efficient stoves in Ethiopia.

Agricultural extension programs often fail to target women effectively. An ICARDA initiative in Tunisia asks why and challenges prevailing constraints. 

A new agricultural outreach model targeting rural women is taking shape in Afghanistan - and delivering on its promise of empowerment. 

Our understanding of the constraints holding back Africa's women farmers and entrepreneurs is improving - thanks to an ICARDA-managed wheat initiative. 

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