January 18, 2022
Across Morocco, India, Nepal, and Uzbekistan’s sweeping, and at times desiccated tracts of land, two ICARDA agronomists are researching crop associations to improve the soil, make the most out of scarce water, and boost farmers’ income.
December 16, 2021
In the Houet region of Burkina Faso, ICARDA conducted a gender study to untangle various determinants that drive cowpea’s productivity, a crop cultivated mainly by women and central to their livelihoods.
December 14, 2021
Animal feed is scarce in the arid regions of southern Tunisia. To help farmers and pastoralists access feed, ICARDA, its local partners and CGIAR have boosted the local manufacturing of food pellets using available raw material.
December 02, 2021
For two years, ICT2Scale has leveraged multiple ICT tools to support dryland Tunisian farmers access vital commodity price information across the country. As the project comes to an end, we reflect on its major successes, and on its legacy.
November 28, 2021
On November 12th, the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Fisheries, Rural Development, and Water and Forests announced that up to one million hectares of cereals will be cultivated under Conservation Agriculture by 2030.
November 21, 2021
While the Glasgow Climate Pact came short on delivering on coal and climate finance, considerable progress was made on mitigation, particularly on cutting emissions - including those emitted by agriculture. CGIAR’s strong presence at the conference supported the efforts to simultaneously reduce climate change impacts on food systems and lower agriculture’s contribution to global warming.
October 14, 2021
A new study debunks the myth that rangeland activities in Tunisia are primarily male-oriented and male performed. In fact, women's contribution to rangeland management and livestock rearing is way larger than what was previously assumed.
September 30, 2021
Conservation Agriculture is a promising approach to improving the farming sector's resilience and farmers and enterprises engaged in farming and rural livelihoods in Moldova.
September 28, 2021
The EU-funded H2020 ‘Activated Genebank Network (AGENT)’ project, in which ICARDA is involved, aims to transform genebanks from passive seed libraries into advanced bio-informatics resource centers.
September 23, 2021
In order to limit sand and dust storms' threats to global drylands’ rural livelihoods, population health, and economies, ICARDA partnered up with FAO in October 2020 to contribute to the implementation of the ‘Catalyzing investments and actions to enhance resilience against Sand and Dust Storms in agriculture’ project.
September 07, 2021
ICARDA’s Social, Economic, and Policy (SEP) Research Team plays a crucial role in analyzing our innovations’ socioeconomic viability, adoption, scaling up, and impact on poverty alleviation, food security, systems resilience, and social inclusiveness.
August 26, 2021
In a mini-Q&A series, ICARDA scientists express their views on what the future of climate change might look like across the drylands, and explain how ICARDA is helping dryland family farmers adapt.