ICARDA in Morocco a long history of bettering rural lives together
ICARDA formalized its partnership with Morocco on the 18th of January 1985
signing a formal agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Morocco welcomed ICARDA when it relocated from Syria due to conflict in
2012, and it has since become a major ICARDA research hub.
In Morocco we manage %30 of the ICARDA global budget (approx. USD 10
million) distributed across 72 projects led by 21 international scientists and over
60 national staff. Over USD 3 million was invested to establish over 400 m2 of
laboratory facilities and 160 hectares of field research in Rabat. Throughout, the
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Maroc (INRA-Morocco) has
been ICARDA’s key partner among other Moroccan governmental institutions