ICARDA ANNUAL REPORT 2019
We are delighted to launch the ICARDA Annual Report 2019!
Last year with the fantastic support of our partners, donors and the farming communities we work with, strong progress was made towards our goals of better climate adapted livestock systems, along with sustainable soil, land and water management, and improved agro-biodiversity and crops. These facilitate countries and communities to build resilient livelihoods, include more women and youth in agricultural enterprise, and forge robust food-security systems that will be essential for the global recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to #BuildBackBetter.
Our report also focuses on how ICARDA continues to introduce and scale up innovative agricultural approaches and new technology in dry areas, in response to the pressures of population growth and intensifying climate change.
ICARDA is the only CGIAR center to be headquartered in the non-tropical drylands and with over four decades of trusted and official partnerships in the region, that makes us uniquely placed to partner with regional government, National Agricultural Research Systems and other key national institutions, the private sector, and most importantly the rural communities who live there. Together we provide real-life solutions that work, in order to help deliver on CGIAR’s vital mission towards a world free of poverty, hunger, and environmental degradation.
We hope that this report helps to highlight the progress of ICARDA and CGIAR’s essential projects and we deeply thank our donors and partners without whom our work would not be possible.