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Maximizing gains from fallow land

Cultivating land left fallow after the rice season is strengthening food security and boosting incomes across South Asia.

Supporting Afghanistan’s women

Despite prevailing social constraints, village-based seed enterprises are providing a route to empowerment.

Enhancing the safe consumption of grasspea

Although grasspea contains toxins that are dangerous for human health, improved cultivars are making this hardy pulse an increasingly viable option.

Strengthening resilience and raising productivity

Adapting to climate change and reducing the risk of instability requires renewed investments in agricultural research for development.

Initiatives

Improving water use efficiency in the Middle East and North Africa.

Spatial solutions for integrated agro-ecosystems.

A new approach to mining agricultural gene banks - to speed the pace of research innovation.

Update

October 16, 2017

Sustained efforts are needed to strengthen resilience against a backdrop of rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity.

October 15, 2017

On International Day for Rural Women we call for empowerment strategies that reflect women's immediate needs and priorities.  

October 10, 2017

Cultivating land left fallow after the rice season is strengthening food security and boosting incomes across South Asia.

October 10, 2017

Despite prevailing social constraints, village-based seed enterprises are providing a route to empowerment.