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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

Aly Abousabaa

Meet ICARDA Director General

Mr. Aly Abousabaa

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Latest News

Wheat field at Terbol Station, Lebanon
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In close partnership with the Crop Trust, ICARDA scientists have successfully introduced Crop wild relatives’ resistance to diseases, pests, drought, and extreme heat into the related improved varieties.
Dr. Chandrashekhar Biradar in the field
News
Dr. Chandrashekhar Biradar, Team Leader of ICARDA’s GeoAgro for Sustainable Agroecosystems, was awarded the India Agri-Extension Award 2021 in Innovation in Agricultural Extension.  
ARIA and ICARDA technical team supervising potato’s evaluation trials in Qargha Research Farm, Kabul Afghanistan
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Four new high-yielding varieties of potato adapted to the cool and dry conditions of central Afghanistan have been released ICARDA, and the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock).