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International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

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"In 1972, the CGIAR commissioned a team of experts to study the potential threats of food shortages and loss of natural resources in the dry areas. The team recommended that an internationally supported, research center be set up to serve developing countries with large dry areas. The proposed center would focus on sub-tropical (temperate) zones. ICARDA’s founding charter was signed in 1975, with three United Nations agencies (the Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Development Program and the World Bank) as co-sponsors, and Canada's International Development Research Centre as the executing agency. The government of Syria provided a 948-hectare site the following year, and operations began in 1977."[1]

Trustees

Accessed April 2012: [2]

Contact

Web: http://www.icarda.org

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References

  1. International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas History, organizational web page, accessed April 25, 2012.
  2. International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 25, 2012.