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To address challenges and achieve thriving and resilient rural communities, ICARDA provides innovative, science-based solutions for communities in the non-tropical dry areas of the developing world, particularly the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in West, Central, and South Asia.

We work together with a wide network of National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) and Advanced Research Institutions (ARIs) to enhance their efforts and competencies, so that they can drive their research and development agendas. We also work closely with other CGIAR research centers, NGOs, governments and the private sector. Our work advances scientific knowledge, shapes practices, and informs policy.

Thematic Areas


Cairo, Egypt, March 29 – The potential impact of climate change on the Egyptian economy is not good news. Experts project less water and poorer water quality, loss in tourism revenues, and higher malnutrition, among others, according to a UNDP report.
Guidelines for Enhanced Governance.