TOWARDS DYNAMIC DRYLANDS

Annual Report 2015

ICARDA’s 2015 Annual Report, 'Towards Dynamic Drylands', showcases the impacts and innovations achieved in 2015 with support from our donors, global collaborators, and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) partners in different countries. We invite you to browse through the stories and see how the efforts of ICARDA and our partners are paying off.

Joint message from ICARDA Director General, Mahmoud Solh, and Board Chair, Margret Thalwitz
Our goal
Our approach
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

ICARDA’s strategies are directly linked to 8 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Look out for the SDG icons in the stories below.

Enabling productive and climate resilient livelihoods
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TURNING THE TIDE ON PULSE PRODUCTION IN ETHIOPIA
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DELIVERING GENDER EQUITABLE BENEFITS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
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ENHANCING FOOD & NUTRITION SECURITY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE IN DRYLANDS
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BUILDING RESILIENT & BETTER LIVELIHOODS FOR RAINFED COMMUNITIES
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SCALING OUT CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE THROUGH INNOVATION PLATFORMS
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ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY OF RANGELANDS AND LIVELIHOODS OF PASTORALISTS
Innovations and novel science
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FARMING WITH ALTERNATIVE POLLINATORS: A LOW-COST BOOST TO YIELDS AND INCOMES
2
INNOVATIVE MATH APPLICATION ALLOWS EVIDENCE-BASED CROP BREEDING FOR THE FIRST TIME
3
POWERING UP THE PRODUCTION OF PULSES IN INDIA WITH SPATIAL SOLUTIONS
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NITROGEN BUDGET MAPPING TO MITIGATE SOIL NUTRIENT LOSS ACROSS THE INDUS BASIN
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STONE BUNDS MITIGATING SOIL DEGRADATION: WHERE DOES THE SOIL GO?
Partnerships for sustainable agricultural development

DELIVERING IMPACTS THROUGH DIVERSE PARTNERSHIPS

Partnerships are the cornerstone of all ICARDA’s research for development activities. The approach has enabled ICARDA to successfully get research technologies into the hands of farmers and deliver impact on the ground – both at the farm and at the national level. The Center works closely with the national agricultural research systems, policymakers, local communities, private sector, international and regional organizations, UN entities, civil society organizations, and NGOs.

Through the training, I learnt more about biological nitrogen fixing from sowing legumes in cereal-based cropping systems and how that improves soil quality and yields. I hope to form a soil and environment association which will work with scientists, farmers, and the new generation to create a new mentality of environmental preservation and sustainable development in Tunisia.

Mouna Mechri, final year PhD student in agronomy, Tunisia

Financial summary