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International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

Reporting entity
Reporting Year
2016.00
Managing entity
ICARDA
Managing entity type
NGO
KSS Operational Coverage
Afghanistan
Egypt
Ethiopia
India
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Sudan
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Topic
water
land tenure
crop management
Content
Project Examples
Reports and Publications
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Website's languages

English

Search capability
Basic website search engine
Translation options
English language available
KSS HQ Address

Bachir Kassar
Bayrut
Lebanon

Description

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) was established in 1977. It is one of 15 such centers supported by the CGIAR. ICARDA’s founding mandate to promote agricultural development in the dry areas of developing countries remains highly relevant today. 

ICARDA works with a tight focus on the problem-solving needs of resource-poor farmers, achieving this through the in-field delivery of its research outputs. Although global food production has increased by 20 per cent in the past decade, food insecurity and poverty remain widespread, while the natural resource base continues to decline.

International research centers such as ICARDA, which have helped drive previous improvements, continue to deliver new technologies to support sustainable growth in agriculture, and crucially, to work with a wide range of partners to accelerate the dissemination of these technologies.

ICARDA’s biggest strength is its staff – 600 highly skilled men and women from 32 countries. Our research and training activities cover crop improvement, water and land management, integrated crop-livestock-rangeland management, and climate change adaptation.