September 23, 2021
In order to limit sand and dust storms' threats to global drylands’ rural livelihoods, population health, and economies, ICARDA partnered up with FAO in October 2020 to contribute to the implementation of the ‘Catalyzing investments and actions to enhance resilience against Sand and Dust Storms in agriculture’ project.
September 28, 2021
The EU-funded H2020 ‘Activated Genebank Network (AGENT)’ project, in which ICARDA is involved, aims to transform genebanks from passive seed libraries into advanced bio-informatics resource centers.
September 30, 2021
Conservation Agriculture is a promising approach to improving the farming sector's resilience and farmers and enterprises engaged in farming and rural livelihoods in Moldova. To deliver a more significant impact at scale, national and international investors must prioritize improving some of the innovative products in the Conservation Agriculture System.
October 14, 2021
A new study debunks the myth that rangeland activities in Tunisia are primarily male-oriented and male performed. In fact, women's contribution to rangeland management and livestock rearing is way larger than what was previously assumed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.