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 2017

Trainees
750+
Trainees benefited from training courses
Partnership
147
Partnership agreements signed or renewed
Research
126
Research projects implemented in 28 countries
ISI
81
ISI journal articles published
Plant
26K
Plant accessions regenerated
Breeding
2.49K
Breeding lines distributed to partners in 51 countries
Agriculture
37
ICARDA crop varieties released by national partners
Publications
750
Publications and data sets

Impact story

Ali Shehadeh, ICARDA scientist, in Terbol Station, Lebanon (Photo: Sébastien Mesquida)
January 20, 2019
Established in 1985, ICARDA's genebank offers a valuable collection of resources for drylands agrobiodiversity, holding in trust more than 157,000 accessions.