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

Ahmed Amri with Mariana Yazbek in the active collection of ICARDA's genebank at Terbol station in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. Photo: Michael Major/Crop Trust
November 26, 2019
As a young man working the fields of his family’s farm in the drylands of Morocco, Ahmed never thought he would attend university, let alone become the head of genetic resources at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Aerial imaging showing micro 9 water harvesting catchment treatment after planting
November 09, 2019
Desertification has resulted in significant loss of ecosystem processes and services. The techniques and processes to restore degraded watersheds are not linear and integrated watershed management (IWM) must address physical, biological and social approaches to achieve Sustainable Land Management (SLM) objectives.

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