Egypt and ICARDA
Egypt-ICARDA ties are marked by an ever growing research partnership that has successfully delivered solutions to improve livelihoods and enhance food security over several decades. ICARDA’s partnership with Egypt dates from 1979, when together with Sudan, it launched the Nile Valley Project. Today, Egypt forms the hub of ICARDA's Nile Valley and Red Sea Regional Program, which strategically aligns activities with Sudan, Eritrea, and Yemen. The country is also a key player in ICARDA's new decentralization strategy as a thematic research location for sustainable intensification in irrigated systems, and is a financially-contributing member of the CGIAR as a result of its collaboration with ICARDA.