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.
March 10, 2020
The languages which we speak change our thoughts and the way we think. What is more, is that new research shows that the many subtle differences across languages might actually change the way we experience the world around us.
March 06, 2020
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is one of the most gender unequal regions in the world. Male labor force participation rates in MENA are no different from other regions, at around 75%, but female labor force participation rates remain low, at around 20% .
February 28, 2020
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) is an award winning, online platform for research for development (R4D) and knowledge management (KM) of projects and activities.
February 21, 2020
Investments in agricultural research and development could generate higher overall employment beyond the agricultural sector, and particularly result in increased female employment in Africa
November 03, 2019
In order to develop a sustainable date palm production system in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of the Arabian Peninsula, an analysis of the date value chain in these countries was undertaken.
October 24, 2019
The Global Economy of Pulses, a key research output of the International Year of Pulses 2016, has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Bulk of the work for the report, edited by Vikas Rawal and Dorian K Navarro, was done by a research team of the Society for Social and Economic Research (SSER), New Delhi.
October 23, 2019
Developing effective management strategies and solutions to safeguard and preserve the productivity of rangelands are therefore crucial. Though efforts towards rangelands rehabilitation have been made by development partners, the scale is too small and lacks a holistic approach.
October 01, 2019
The mechanized raised-bed technology (MRBT) is an effective measure to increase crop productivity and water-use efficiency in intensive irrigated systems. It presents an important package of improved technology that the agricultural sector in Egypt can take advantage of/benefit from in tackling the challenges it is facing.
September 30, 2019
Food waste remains a relatively unexplored topic especially in the Middle East. While there are rough estimates of the total global food losses, most of them are either based on expert opinions and hence vary widely or they do not provide clear explanation on what was being estimated, how the estimation was made, and when.