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

In Afghanistan, farmers have benefited from capacity strengthening opportunities, improved crop varieties, and the introduction of proven agronomic practices.
January 09, 2019

Conflict not only takes a toll on human life but can also threaten the survival of agricultural production systems. Post-conflict countries are often forced ...

Heat-tolerant wheat varieties are generating up to six tons per hectare in northern Nigeria
January 09, 2019

Confronted with extreme temperatures, widespread land degradation, and increasing water scarcity, dryland farmers often struggle to raise their productivity and yields. Production of staple ...