International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Member Type: 
MENA Research Center
Research Focus Areas: 
On-farm water-use efficiency and productivity
Water valuation and pricing
Artificial and natural groundwater recharge/discharge
Groundwater pollution and degradation
Groundwater socioeconomics and policy
Rural water and sanitation/decentralized systems
Climate change adaptation
Brackish water
Treated wastewater reuse
Modeling the water/food/energy nexus
Community Interests: 
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The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international agricultural research center. Supported by the CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), ICARDA works with developing countries in the world’s dry areas. The Center's research and capacity development activities focus on enhancing the sustainable productivity of agricultural production systems; improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers living on dry lands; enhancing nutrition and national food security; and protecting the natural resources of fragile ecosystems of dry areas.
ICARDA's network of regional programs and country offices helpto promote partnerships, introduce and advance new technologies, and build national research capacity across seven regions: North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Nile Valley and Red Sea, West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia and South Asia.

Scientists & Staff

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Technical Lead