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.
December 03, 2020
The theme of this year's World Soil Day, "Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity,” helps us to focus on current threats to the vital ecosystem and biodiversity of soil, and what ICARDA is doing in dry regions to protect it.
November 09, 2020
On World Science Day for Peace and Development, we showcase our work to restore food systems after national shocks - often the first step towards recovery.
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.