OVER four decades, ICARDA SCIENTISTS HAVE WON numerous AWARDS FOR RESEARCH AND innovation
ICARDA’S DR. AYNALEM HAILE INDUCTED INTO THE ETHIOPIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
It is with pride that we announce the induction of Dr. Aynalem Haile, ICARDA Principal Scientist and Small Ruminant Breeder, as a Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Haile has contributed to Ethiopia’s national and international research in animal genetic resources for over 25 years. Notably, he has led an innovative and successful approach to sheep and goat breeding for low input systems known as community-based breeding programs (CBBP).
ICARDA SCIENTIST WINS THE EXCELLENCE AWARD IN THE FIELD OF PULSES IMPROVEMENT
Dr. Shiv Kumar, was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award in the field of Pulses Improvement by the Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD and Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR-IIPR) on World Pulses Day 2023. Dr. Kumar received the award in recognition of his contributions in genetic innovation in pulses, resulting in a significant impact on pulses production.
ICARDA MEL TEAM A FINALIST AT GENDER, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION CGIAR’S ‘OSCARS
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) was delighted to be chosen as a finalist for the CGIAR Inclusive Team Award – one of CGIAR's first-ever Inclusive Workplace Awards, which recognize efforts to advance gender equity and support inclusivity in the workplace.
ICARDA FORMER VISITING PHD STUDENT, DAMIANO PUGLISI, WINS SIGA PRIZE
ICARDA is proud to announce that our former visiting Ph.D. student, Dr. Damiano Puglisi, has been awarded the Carlo Jucci Prize for Plant Breeding and Biotechnology from the Italian Society of Agrarian Genetics (SIGA). Dr. Puglisi visited ICARDA in the framework of iBarMed (ARimNet Funded) Project coordinated by Dr. Agostino Fricano and Dr. Luigi Cattivelli (CREA, Italy).
FORMER ICARDA DIRECTOR GENERAL PROF. DR. ADEL EL-BELTAGY AWARDED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS
Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, a former Director-General of ICARDA, was recently recognized by at the “Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture” for his “lifetime contributions in national, regional and international agricultural research that changed the lives of poor farmers of West Asia, North Africa (CWANA) and Central Asia and Caucasus (CAC) countries.”
CBBP Story - First runner-up in the African Union (AU)'s ‘Call for Success stories of inclusive innovations for livestock-based food systems’
Our story on Community-Based Breeding Programs (CBBP) won first runner-up in a ‘Call for Success stories of inclusive innovations for livestock-based food systems’ led by the African Union (AU) - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources.
TWAS - Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award
Togolese environmental scientist Badabate Diwediga applies sustainable land conservation techniques and good agricultural practices, teaching farmers efficient methods to oppose soil degradation.
ICARDA/FLRP’S Dr Reena Mehra Wins Research Wizard Young Scientist Award
ICARDA is thrilled to announce that Dr Reena Mehra, National Associate Scientist (Lentil Breeding) at ICARDA’s Food Legume Research Platform (FLRP), Amlaha, India has won the Research Wizard Young Scientist Award.
ICARDA/CGIAR Scientists Win The UN’s International Technology Innovation Competition
ICARDA’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team (MEL) and Social, Economy and Policies Team are thrilled to have received an award for innovation in halting land degradation through a tool that helps better inform land planning and the undertaking of restoration activities.
India Agri-Extension Award
Dr. Chandrashekhar Biradar, Team Leader of ICARDA’s GeoAgro for Sustainable Agroecosystems, was awarded the India Agri-Extension Award 2021 in Innovation in Agricultural Extension.
ICARDA Ph.D. Student Wins Best Poster Award
Researcher Médiha Khamassi Khbou, studying her Ph.D. in collaboration with ICARDA and lecturer at the Ecole Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire in Tunisia, received the Best Poster Presentation award during the latest 14th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.
Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands of the Arab League (ACSAD) Shield
Dr. Nasr presented the shield of ACSAD to Mr. Abousabaa in recognition of ICARDA’s role in the important developments of agricultural scientific research in the region.
ICARDA Wins Inspire Challenge Awards
ICARDA secured four finalist spots and won two of the Inspire Challenge seven awards.
Crop Science Society Of America 2020 Outstanding Paper Award
ICARDA Scientist won the 2020 Outstanding Paper Award of Crop Science Journal by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) for their paper titled "Root System Architecture and Its Association with Yield under Different Water Regimes in Durum Wheat".
ICARDA’s Dr. Safaa Kumari is a BBC 100 Woman 2020
Dr. Safaa Kumari, an eminent Syrian plant virologist at ICARDA, was acknowledged in the BBC’s 100 Women 2020 for her inspiring and influential work in protecting global crops from devastating diseases.
International Crop Science Award 2019
Paul Struik, professor of crop physiology of Wageningen University & Research, and ICARDA board member was awarded the International Crop Science Award 2019 for outstanding contributions to agronomy.
Silver Prize at the 2018 Enterprise Business Collaboration Award
The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning online platform (MEL), used by eight CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Centers, won the silver prize at the 2018 Enterprise Business Collaboration Award in Berlin in the category of ‘Best Collaboration Infrastructure’.
ICARDA Scientist Receives "Gatekeeper" Award for Conserving Crops
Chief of ICARDA’s gene bank Ahmed Amri received an award for his life-long work on crops. The Legacy Award, dubbed “Gatekeeper” award, was given as part of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ’s 10-year anniversary by Crop Trust, a Germany-based non-profit organization.
ICARDA Durum Wheat Project Awarded Olam Prize
ICARDA’s project “Deployment of Molecular Durum Breeding to the Senegal Basin: Capacity Building to Face Global Warming” has been awarded the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security.