Research themes

Who we are

We envision resilient livelihoods in dryland communities of the developing world with secure access to food, markets, nutrition and health, and the capacity to manage natural resources sustainably.

40 Years

Four decades of innovative, science-driven solutions.

16 Research hubs

Regional and country offices across the dry areas

87 Donors

Strategic partnerships that deliver for rural communities

Recent updates

Paul Struik receives International Crop Science Award 2019
​Paul Struik, professor of crop physiology of Wageningen University & Research, was awarded the International Crop Science Award 2019. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA),
InnoVar ( Next generation variety testing for improved cropping on European farmland) aims to augment and improve the efficacy and accuracy of European crop variety testing and decision-making, using an integrated approach incorporating genomics, phenomics and machine learning.
Dr. Åsmund Asdal, Coordinator of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault processing the latest ICARDA shipment into the long-term conservation  in the vault
ICARDA has sent between 2008 and 2014 a total of 116,476 accessions (80% of the in-trust collection held in Syria) for long-term conservation at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV).