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.
October 17, 2020
On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, read about a recent study by ICARDA's Dr. Girma T. Kassie that makes sure our people-centered research produces real-world solutions, by asking farmers what traits in improved wheat they are willing to pay for.
October 16, 2020
On World Food Day 2020 we look at a collaborative CGIAR initiative called DryArc that targets water-scarce regions, and embraces the new ways of thinking, digitization of research-for-development, and innovative participatory approaches that are urgently needed
October 15, 2020
On International Day of Rural Women, we examine a new study that uncovers the hidden contribution of women farmers to household and community resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 04, 2020
Take a moment to discover more about the important work ICARDA carried out in 2019 to improve the resilience of rural livelihoods in dry areas through our innovative science and research-for-development.
July 26, 2020
Every year after the rice harvest in South Asia, a vast area of over 15 million hectares lies idle (fallow) until the next rice planting season several months later. Scientists in countries like Bangladesh, India and Nepal think the fallow land could, and should, be used for additional crops that increase farmer incomes and food security.
July 22, 2020
In June, CGIAR tasked ICARDA to coordinate a series of workshops with key partners and stakeholders to understand what knowledge, partnerships, tools, innovative R4D programs, and synergies with existing initiatives, are critically required for climate-smart food-systems in the region.
July 10, 2020
ICARDA examines how R4D in agriculture can inform policy to help ensure food security for farming communities in resource constrained countries.
June 16, 2020
On Desertification and Drought Day, ICARDA showcases its work to build resilient food systems in dryland ecosystems, through a people-centered approach that puts the knowledge, experiences, and challenges of rural communities directly at the center of its core research.