Despite their significant economic and cultural value, rangelands suffer from low productivity and increasing rates of degradation and desertification. ICARDA aims to reverse these trends by adopting an innovative, participatory, and multi-dimensional approach that includes all stakeholders involved in rangeland management.

This web resource is intended for policy makers and development partners, presenting proven and sustainable interventions that address degradation while raising productivity.

Recent Blogs

Travelling workshop
A recent travelling workshop assessed improved livestock-based interventions to enhance the adoption of conservation agriculture in the sheep-cereal production systems of North Africa.
Practical sessions on agricultural machinery
A training course on crop management skills and seed production had an emphasis on conservation agriculture. The training targeted 15 Syndicate of Agricultural Engineers for eight days in Lebanon (Terbol Station).
From Left to right: Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA's DG; Michelle Afram, ICARDA's board member; Matahiro Yamaguchi, Japanese ambassador to Lebanon.
An ICARDA initiative that helped Lebanese farmers better manage their scarce water supplies and cope with the increasing pressures and demands of a growing Syrian refugee population concluded recently.