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ICARDA innovations help countries and communities strengthen their adaptation to climate change and transition towards food and nutritional security. The Center’s diversity of international scientists offer a broad range of specialized skills - allowing us to mobilize multi-disciplinary teams that generate evidence-based solutions grounded in science and in-depth knowledge of the environments and countries within which we work. We ensure the research we undertake and the knowledge we generate is demand-driven, relevant, and addresses the challenges of smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth.


HE Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the FAO, announced the Netherlands will host the 6th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture in Spring 2021
A recent inventory of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) shows that new and emerging technologies are well spread across the food system, from production processes right along the value chain to consumers. These technologies are from the domains of cellular agriculture, digital agriculture, food processing and safety, gene technology, health, inputs, intensification.
Crops to end hunger
CGIAR introduced “Crops to End Hunger,” an initiative focused on increasing the effectiveness of CGIAR crop breeding programs in developing more productive, resilient and nutritious varieties of staple crops in demand by smallholder farmers and consumers in the developing world.
The Vallerani system breaks up crusted soil layers to create micro-catchments that support shrubs
Effective and low-cost systems for harvesting rainwater deliver large and more stable water supplies for crops and livestock, even in very dry areas.