ICARDA is an international organization undertaking research for development. We provide innovative, science-based solutions for countries across the non-tropical dry areas. Our research aims to reduce poverty and enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health, in the face of global challenges, including climate change. 


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Group photo during the field day visit to OEP El Grine (Kairouan)

How We Work

Central to the success of ICARDA’s new Strategic Plan 2017-2026 is a diverse set of partners with common goals. We recognize the roles of different partners and clients. We engage with NARS, development partners, governments, and other change agents to ensure that the knowledge we generate is put into use.

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ICARDA and The Global Goals

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good health and well being
Gender equality
Clean water and sanitation
Climate action
Life on land
Partnerships for the goals

ICARDA addresses the challenges facing the world’s non-tropical dry areas: rising temperatures, critical water scarcity, diminishing natural resources, and an insecure food and nutritional future under often unstable social conditions. Our work closely aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Where We Work

Our scientists

Our Scientists

ICARDA's ability to attract and retain a diversity of internationally-talented scientists with a range of specialized skills allows us to mobilize multidisciplinary teams that are able to generate evidence-based solutions grounded on in-depth knowledge of the regions and countries where we work. 

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