March 15, 2023
To help farmers cope with the country's severe droughts, ICARDA, INRA-Morocco, and Benchaib Semences recently released six new drought-tolerant varieties of durum wheat and barley through the DIIVA-PR Project, funded by the Crop Trust.
March 07, 2023
Research priorities to strengthen women's roles in climate-resilient agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa
A new strategy identifies priorities to advance gender equality in agriculture in the MENA region for adapting and building resilience to climate change.
February 09, 2023
ICARDA's Climate Change Advisor, Dr. Roula Majdalani, discusses her professional journey and contributions to climate-related agricultural science and why groundbreaking research is vital to inform policymaking that facilitates the scale-up and adoption of transformative climate-smart approaches.
February 09, 2023
The Africa RISING project diversifies wheat-based production systems by integrating high yielding and pest resistant food legume crops into the cropping system. Easy access for farmers to quality seeds produced by community seed producers is the key to the project.
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
An Innovation Perspective to IFAD Impact Investments: How Ready is the Conservation Agriculture System in Moldova for Impact at Scale?
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.