Meet ICARDA Director General
Mr. Aly Abousabaa is the Director-General of ICARDA and CGIAR Regional Director of Central and West Asia, and North Africa (CWANA)
ICARDA is an international organization that for over four decades undertakes research-for-development to provide innovative, science-based agricultural solutions that improve the livelihoods resilience of rural dryland communities. Our non-profit solutions based on field-proven science are widely adopted across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. We improve the lives of millions of smallholder dryland farmers by:
ICARDA is the only CGIAR research center headquartered in the non-tropical drylands. Our unique dryland agricultural experience, combined with our extensive networks of research and development partners, including farming communities themselves, makes sure we provide people-centered solutions that are integrated directly into farming activities and food systems.