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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

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020
Drywire
On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, read about a recent study by ICARDA's Dr. Girma T. Kassie that makes sure our people-centered research produces real-world solutions, by asking farmers what traits in improved wheat they are willing to pay for.
Dryrc World Food Day
Drywire
On World Food Day 2020 we look at a collaborative CGIAR initiative called DryArc that targets water-scarce regions, and embraces the new ways of thinking, digitization of research-for-development, and innovative participatory approaches that are urgently needed
International Day of Rural Women 2020
Drywire
On International Day of Rural Women, we examine a new study that uncovers the hidden contribution of women farmers to household and community resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.