Lebanon & ICARDA
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Communication Team ICARDA. (31/12/2009). Lebanon & ICARDA. Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Republic of Lebanon have been closely bound together since 1977, when ICARDA was established with the signing of an agreement between the Government of Lebanon and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA emerged from, and expanded, the former Arid Land Agricultural Development (ALAD) Program of the Ford Foundation that operated in Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. The objectives of that program remain valid today; to make the best use of limited water resources, to improve production of staple food crops in a region of major food gaps, and to address the complex integration of crop and livestock production in the dry areas.