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