Our research focuses on the needs and priorities of smallholder farmers and the rural communities that depend on them for their livelihoods - with a view to increasing agricultural productivity and developing opportunities for better market integration and economic growth. We also develop technologies and innovations that promote the sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity, creating greater resilience to climate change. 

Impact Stories

Soil-less agriculture: net-house in UAE; Arash Nejatian
January 12, 2020
The scarcity of arable land and water has limited the growth of agriculture in arid lands like the Sahel and the Arabian Peninsula (AP). Considering the limited potential of the farming sector, optimizing the use of these limited resources for crop production in agricultural development is one of the biggest challenges facing any decision-maker, including the end users and growers.
Agricultural and Livestock Technology Transfer Preferences in Tunisia
January 06, 2020
The objective of this research study was to assess the sources of information on two improved agricultural and livestock technologies (barley variety and feed blocks) as well as the ecacy of numerous agricultural technology diffusion means introduced in the livestock–barley system in semi-arid Tunisia.

Impacts in 2019

People benefited from training courses
5353
People benefited from training courses
Partnership agreements signed or renewed
187
Partnership agreements signed or renewed
Research projects implemented in 33 countries
50
Research projects implemented in 33 countries
ISI
85
ISI journal articles published
Plant accessions regenerated
4K
Plant accessions regenerated
International nursery sets distributed to partners in 41 countries
1147
International nursery sets distributed to partners in 41 countries
ICARDA crop varieties released by national partners
18
ICARDA crop varieties released by national partners
Publications and datasets
889
Publications and datasets