ICARDA continued to play a critical role in the development, improvement, and dissemination of climate-resilient crop varieties last year. The varieties strengthened food and nutritional security and provided a critical defense against extreme temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.
During 2018, some 1,521 sets of international nurseries of wheat, barley, faba bean, chickpea, lentil, and grass pea were distributed to 135 collaborators in 44 countries. ICARDA, through its collaborative partnerships with NARS also released 37 improved varieties of wheat, barley, chickpea, and lentil in 11 countries.
south asia and china
central asia and the caucasus
geographical information system
goal 1 no poverty
goal 2 zero hunger
diffusion of information
goal 15 life on land
goal 13 climate action
goal 3 good health and well-being
Goal 6 Clean water and sanitation
goal 17 partnerships for the goals