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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 solutions that improve livelihood resilience of rural dryland communities. For over forty years 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 training field days in Jordan raise awareness of the fruit's fantastic potential to hundreds of dryland farmers, the private sector, government agri-tech officials, and national media
DryArc
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Scientists from Australia and the CGIAR join forces with development practitioners, government research representatives, and other key stakeholders, to discuss best approaches to tackle agricultural challenges that affect global dry regions in Australia, Africa, and Asia.
Treated seeds
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ICARDA and its national partners in Tunisia designed and developed a prototype of a “mobile seed cleaning and treatment unit”. These units will help to improve the quality of farm seeds in Tunisia and support farmers' cooperatives.