ICARDA
Academic and Research Institution based in Lebanon

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA's mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

All Updates

32 entries found
27 May 2018 description

Izmir, Turkey - With the inauguration of the Regional Cereal Rust Research Center in Turkey, ICARDA and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock have formalized efforts to help fight cereal rust diseases.

Situated in Turkey's Aegean Agricultural Research Institute in Izmir, the Center is the result of partnership between ICARDA and the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies - also known as TAGEM - at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock.

13 May 2018 description

How can fodder gaps in the water constrained provinces of Baghlan and Nangarhar in Afghanistan be reduced? What are the links between women’s empowerment and sustainable fodder production systems? These were two of the questions addressed during a week-long workshop in Amman, Jordan organised by The International Center for Agriculture Research (ICARDA), CSIRO and Murdoch University – in collaboration with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and KIT Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

The Winter Forage Gap

23 Apr 2018 description

Mosul, April 2018 – Even before the conflict, agriculture’s contribution to the Iraqi economy had been declining due to ineffective policies. And the conflict has pushed the agricultural sector into further disarray. Assessing the damage alone is a complex task.

But today, there are signs that Iraq’ agriculture maybe coming back, as it begins to employ more people.

08 Mar 2018 description

By Jack Durrell

Growing up in Ethiopia, Bezaiet Dessalegn, ICARDA scientist, became concerned about the degraded landscapes around her and took some giant steps to forge change.

Ethiopia has experienced significant deforestation over the past century – driven by rapid population growth, the expansion of agricultural land, and the unsustainable demand for wood, often as a source of fuel for cooking and heating. The World Bank suggests that less than 3 percent of the country’s forests remain untouched.

11 Feb 2018 description

During a field day in its Amlaha Station in Central India’s Madhya Pradesh State, ICARDA shared its improved cultivars with 200 farmers and special guests. The government has recently launched an initiative to provide farmers with improved varieties and receive training on production technology in order to close the production gap.

Jobs

3 entries found
17 Aug 2018 description

Main purpose of position

Within the strategy of ICARDA’s scientific program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, the Marginal-Water Management Specialist develops and leads research activities and projects on marginal quality water development and management in agriculture in the dry areas.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

03 Aug 2018 description

Main purpose of position

The incumbent will provide secretarial support to the Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems Program (WLEP), as well as administrative and logistics support to the scientists within the program based in Cairo and other locations.

03 Aug 2018 description

Main responsibilities

· Registration of incoming invoice (Accounts Payable and advances) in UBW-OCS as per the guideline and chart of account

· Ensure that payments have proper authorization and supporting documents

· Prepare remittance of payment proposal for each incoming invoice registered

· Ensure that payments are made in line with remittance proposal confirmation

· Follow up the supplier open items to check the registered invoices are approved