April 21, 2021
On Earth Day 2021, read how ICARDA and CGIAR combat climate change with Integrated Desert Family Farming Systems to help agriculture flourish in inhospitable environments.
April 18, 2021
In close partnership with the Crop Trust, ICARDA scientists have successfully introduced Crop wild relatives’ resistance to diseases, pests, drought, and extreme heat into the related improved varieties.
July 11, 2021
In the Middle East and North Africa region, the population increases by two percent every year, faster than any other global region except Sub-Saharan Africa. We think it will double in the coming 50 years. Just to maintain the current level of supply, food production will need to increase twofold as well.
July 27, 2021
A new study reveals that indigenous sheep breeds of North Africa carry genes that offer great potential in fighting gastro-intestinal worm infestations.
July 18, 2021
Early this July, CGIAR invited over 120 delegates from government and National Agriculture Research and Extension Services (NARES) from across the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) Region to gather together for the first of a series of CGIAR online consultations about future agricultural needs of the region.
July 14, 2021
One year ago, Amsalech owned just a single skinny ewe, and her children stayed home to carry out household chores or work in the family farm. After enrolling in ICARDA’s sheep-fattening program, she became the leader of her sheep-fattening group and now earns profits comparable to experienced sheep farmers in the country.
May 20, 2021
ICARDA, alongside its national and international partners and donors, promotes Diversified Cropping Systems (DCS) across Africa, Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
May 20, 2021
Through support by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO), ICARDA's Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team help Ethiopian and Uzbek women better manage their hives through an AI-supported beekeeping companion app.
March 22, 2021
ICARDA showcases its innovative iNASHR project that addresses Egypt’s water scarcity and soil quality in a systemic way to improve food security for smallholder family farmers.
March 04, 2021
Women scientists are underrepresented across the board, but even more so in disciplines that are perceived as requiring more physical strength, like agricultural research.
March 02, 2021
In order to reach a high status as a scientist or as an academic, a quasi-total work commitment is required, of minimum 40 hours per week. So, women entering careers in science or engineering face more difficult trade-offs than most men.
March 02, 2021
Women can produce the same quality work as their male colleagues, but organizations need to face the reality that generally, women juggle a lot more responsibilities than their male counterparts and need support and flexibility to excel.