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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

Cactus Pear
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ICARDA releases part one of a three-video series on cactus pear production, aimed at farmers in dry regions. The series promotes best-agronomic practices to improve productivity and enhance the quality of the crop at low cost.
FSD7 Webinars
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ICARDA, CHEAM & Partners announce four webinars to Discuss the Design of Climate Smart Agricultural Systems - March 22-25th
A Tunisian farmer in his barley field
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Six e-learning modules in Arabic and French are now available free of charge for extension services officers and trainers on topics ranging from cactus pear production, beekeeping and supplementary irrigation among others.