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SCIENCE FOR RESILIENT LIVELIHOODS UNDER A CLIMATE CRISIS

ICARDA is an international organization undertaking research-for-development to provide innovative, science-based agricultural solutions that improve the livelihoods resilience of rural dryland communities. Our non-profit solutions based on field-proven science are widely adopted across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We are improving the lives of millions of smallholder dryland farmers by:

Who we are

ICARDA is the only CGIAR research center headquartered in the non-tropical drylands. Our unique dryland agricultural experience, combined with our extensive networks of research and development partners, including farming communities themselves, makes sure we provide people-centered solutions that are integrated directly into farming activities and food systems.

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40 Years

Four decades of innovative, science-driven solutions.

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10 Research hubs

Regional and country offices across the dry areas

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65 Donors

Strategic partnerships that deliver for rural communities

What We Do

Latest News

ICARDA’s Dr. Safaa Kumari is a BBC 100 Woman 2020
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Dr. Safaa Kumari, an eminent Syrian plant virologist at ICARDA, has been acknowledged in the BBC’s 100 Women 2020 for her inspiring and influential work in protecting global crops from devastating diseases.
Dr. Abdoul Aziz Niane (center left), Dr. Azaiez Ouled Belgacem (center right)
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The newly appointed Regional Coordinator brings 30 years of experience in dryland research-for-development to one of ICARDA's critical programs.
World Science Day for Peace and Development
Drywire
On World Science Day for Peace and Development, we showcase our work to restore food systems after national shocks - often the first step towards recovery.