ICARDA in the Arabian Peninsula
The Arabian Peninsula Regional Program (APRP) of ICARDA serves the seven countries of the Arabian Peninsula, namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Yemen. The program addresses three priority themes: (i) rangelands, forage and livestock; (ii) protected agriculture; and (iii) water resources management. These themes are supported by research in agroecological characterization and stress physiology. Emphasis is also placed on institutional strengthening and capacity building, human resource development, and promotion of the use of information technology. APRP is financially supported by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (I FAD), and, more recently, the OPEC Fund for International Development.