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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.

 

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.
Protected agriculture – production in marginal areas.
Allowing farmers to grow cash crops on small plots in marginal, water-deficient areas where traditional cropping is not viable.