ICARDA Annual Report 2020

Published Date
September 01, 2021
Type
Report
ICARDA Annual Report 2020
Authors:
Communication Team ICARDA

2020 was a year full of challenges. Between COVID-19 and the intensifying impact of the climate crisis, farmers faced unprecedented threats and obstacles to their livelihoods, particularly in vulnerable dry regions.

Thanks to the fantastic support of all our donors, CGIAR partners, and in-country stakeholders, ICARDA made great progress in delivering resilient livelihoods to dryland family farmers. We have gathered our 2020 achievements and impact highlights in the Annual Report.

Our work on climate-smart crops, genebanks, and international nurseries continued largely unaffected due to the vital support of donors and partners. Research, delivery, and training packages meant new and past improved crops varieties continue to flourish under climate change to boost yields and income throughout the region.

Our sustainable crop and livestock programs, again with the support of our donors and partners, gained strength across Ethiopia, Sudan, and beyond. Our research delivered hardier, more productive community herds, the means to grow forage sustainably, and the social and economic insights needed to create more employment opportunities.

Our land, soils, and water teams continue to restore soil quality and biodiversity throughout the region by upscaling pioneering and innovative approaches that protect and sustainably manage valuable water sources.

Above all, 2020 highlighted our long-term host country arrangements and the trust we have built with partners and donors over four decades in the CWANA region and beyond. Under a united One CGIAR, we will be uniquely placed to improve food and water security for dryland family farmers and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Regardless of the 2020 challenges, we see a bright and unified future.

Citation:
ICARDA Annual Report 2020.
Keywords:
chickpea
clean water and sanitation
climate action
climate adaptation and mitigation
conservation agricultrue
cwana region
dryland barley
environmental health and biodiversity
good health and well-being
icarda’s genebank
life on land
livestock system
micronutrient-rich lentil
no poverty
partnerships for the goals
resilient agrifood systems
soil and water
wild pollinators
zero hunger
wheat
livestock
nutrition
gender equality
water management
poverty reduction