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

Constructing micro-catchments through the use of Vallerani plows is enhancing water harvesting in Jordan.
January 20, 2019

The dry areas of the developing world face extreme levels of land and water degradation, and climate change is making an already desperate situation ...

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.