Central Asia and Caucasus Program

The Central Asia and Caucasus (CAC) face multiple challenges: the increasing effects of climate change to a region that already receives sporadic rainfall; overexploited landscapes and depleted soil; low agricultural productivity; and food insecurity.

ICARDA is working throughout the CAC to disseminate improved wheat varieties, as well as developing sustainable practices that will optimize the region’s agricultural strengths. Closing the yield gap, increasing sustainable land management practices, and improving cultivar adoption and dissemination will further food and economic security throughout the area.

Developing resilient crop varieties

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Addressing wheat yield gaps

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Combating land degradation

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