Impact Stories

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.

Impacts in 2018

People benefited from training courses
650
People benefited from training courses
Partnership agreements signed or renewed
155
Partnership agreements signed or renewed
Research projects implemented in 46 countries
135
Research projects implemented in 46 countries
ISI
81
ISI journal articles published
plant accessions regenerated
43K
Plant accessions regenerated
International nursery sets distributed to partners in 44 countries
1521
International nursery sets distributed to partners in 44 countries
ICARDA crop varieties released by national partners
38
ICARDA crop varieties released by national partners
Publications and datasets
627
Publications and datasets

Impact story

Strips, composed of marketable plants such as oil seeds, spices or food crops, attract a higher diversity of pollinators
August 21, 2019
An innovative, cost-effective approach to pollinator protection is raising farmer yields and incomes in Morocco. Success here offers critical lessons for other dryland countries worried about declining pollinator populations
Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) are being used to identify effective crop extension models in Ethiopia
April 12, 2019
Promoting and delivering new technologies and innovations to farmers – a process known as agricultural extension – helps farmers to address multiple challenges.