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International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

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ICARDA is an international organization undertaking research for development. We provide innovative, science-based solutions for countries across the non-tropical dry areas. Its research aims to reduce poverty and enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health, in the face of global challenges, including climate change.

ICARDA provides innovative, science-based solutions for communities across the non-tropical dry areas. In partnership with research institutions, NGOs, governments, and the private sector, its work advances scientific knowledge, shapes practices, and informs policy.

Since its establishment in 1977, ICARDA has implemented research-for-development programs in 50 countries across the world’s dry areas – from Morocco in North Africa to Bangladesh in South Asia.