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Research Programs

To address critical challenges and strengthen resilience across the dry areas ICARDA advances scientific knowledge, shapes practices, and informs policy through three research programs:

Supporting the sustainable use of water and land resources through rainfed, irrigated and agro-pastoral farming

The research and development agenda implemented by these three programs covers five strategic priorities: conserving and developing genetic resources; climate change adaptation; strengthening resilience; promoting value chains and policies; and enhancing water and land productivity.

These priorities are supplemented by four cross-cutting research themes: scaling-up proven technologies; empowering women and youth; building capacity; and Big Data and ICT.

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