Mission & vision

OUR MISSION

 

To reduce poverty and enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health in the face of global challenges, including climate change.

OUR VISION

 

We envision thriving and resilient livelihoods in the dry areas of the developing world with adequate incomes, secure access to food, markets, and nutrition, and the capacity to manage natural resources in equitable, sustainable, and innovative ways.

WHO WE ARE

Who we are

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international organization undertaking research-for-development. We provide innovative, science-based solutions for communities across the non-tropical dry areas. In partnership with research institutions, NGOs, governments, and the private sector, our work advances scientific knowledge, shapes practices, and informs policy.

Since its establishment in 1977, ICARDA has implemented research-for-development programs in 50 countries across the world’s dry areas - from Morocco in North Africa to Bangladesh in South Asia.

Strategic Plan

ICARDA Strategic Plan 2017-2026 Summary
Report
October 31, 2017

To help break the cycle of poverty, improve food and nutritional security, halt or reverse the alarming process of resource degradation in the dry areas, and help communities adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change, ICARDA’s Strategic...

ICARDA Strategic Plan 2017 - 2026
Report
October 31, 2017

This document presents the Strategic Plan of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas for the period from 2017 to 2026. ICARDA’s mission is to enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health in the...

ICARDA’s New Strategic Plan 2017-2026 Highlights
Brochure
October 31, 2017

Non-tropical dry areas cover over 40% of the world’s land surface with a growing population of more than 2.5 billion people. These people grow 44% of the world’s food and keep half of the world’s livestock, yet one in six live in chronic poverty. Dry...