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Resilient Crop-Livestock Systems

Integrated crop-livestock production systems cushion each sector from external pressure and optimize economic, social and environmental conditions.
Integrated crop-livestock production systems cushion each sector from external pressure and optimize economic, social and environmental conditions.

ICARDA's integrated approach to crop-livestock systems includes animal nutrition, feed and fodder production through the sustainable land management (SLM) and use of natural resources, and improved genetic stock. 

ICARDA's SLM increases soil organic matter and nutrient cycling, fosters biodiversity, promotes diversification and improves soil health by implementing cereal-forage legume rotations, and using the strategic planting of shrubs and vegetation to restore degraded agro-pastoral land. 

ICARDA's livestock genetic improvement projects are practical and low-cost, and enhance farmer access to improved genetics for small ruminants (sheep and goats) through the optimization of economic, social and environmental conditions.

Resilient Crop-Livestock Systems Innovations

 ICARDA innovations help countries and communities strengthen their adaptation to climate change and transition towards food and nutritional security.

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Our crop-livestock experts

Our research teams provide integrated packages that help farmers to implement our innovations and new approaches and allow them to flourish:

 

Latest News

From Fragility to Resilience in Central and West Asia, and North Africa (F2R-CWANA).
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This week sees significant advances in agricultural research-for-development (R4D) in Egypt, with the upcoming Egypt and Sudan Inception Workshop of the CGIAR Initiative From Fragility to Resilience in Central and West Asia, and North Africa (F2R-CWANA).
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This week sees major advances for agricultural research-for-development (R4D) in Uzbekistan with the launch of the partner-led CGIAR F2R-CWANA Initiative
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This week sees major advances for agricultural research-for-development (R4D) in Morocco with the launch of the partner-led CGIAR Climber and F2R-CWANA Initiatives, and the inauguration of the new ICARDA Morocco genebank.

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