Beyond the field
We also closely involve farmers in leveraging developments in advanced digitalization, big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to design and deliver affordable precision tools previously out of their budget but now saving them on input costs.
While dry regions in the CWANA and Middle East have been so for millennia, the double impact of climate change and population growth is an acute challenge, and time is running out. If the current level of water use continues, there simply will not be enough water to go around.
Governmental agricultural institutions across the region are acting. Morocco has nationwide programs in place to conserve soil and water, while the UAE is working on integrating green energy sources with carefully considered irrigation and protected agriculture. ICARDA, agri-institutions, the communities we serve, and other funding and facilitating partners are working together to research and develop our soil, water, and agronomy innovations within these countrywide programs to make sure solutions are relevant.