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

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). 
In order to develop a sustainable date palm production system in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of the Arabian Peninsula, an analysis of the date value chain in these countries was undertaken.
Training on Efficient irrigation techniques and rainwater harvesting
ICARDA organized in collaboration with the FAO a Training course followed by a field visit on efficient irrigation techniques and rainwater harvesting, funded by the Japanese Government. Moreover, the Japanese consulting firm, Appropriate Agriculture International Co., Ltd. was involved and contributed with its knowledge gained through previous experience in improving irrigation systems in Syria.