Welcome to dryWIRE – news and views on drylands research from ICARDA and its partners. dryWIRE blogs and quarterly e-newsletter share scientists’ work in progress and published research results for tackling the challenges of drylands agriculture and climate change.  

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July 04, 2017
Although legumes are essential to meet the nutritional needs of Afghanistan’s growing population, the productivity of these vital crops remain low under farmer conditions.
July 04, 2017
A recently published analysis demonstrates for the first time temporal variation in Jordan’s barley landrace diversity.
July 02, 2017
The durum wheat breeding initiative promoted in West Africa aims to help farmers raise their incomes and diversify diets, as well as improve agricultural systems.
July 02, 2017
A global database helps identify how land use and related pressures have influenced the occurrence and abundance of species and the diversity of ecological assemblages.
June 15, 2017
Optimizing mechanized micro water harvesting techniques can help restore degraded rangelands in Jordan, an innovative rangeland hydrology and erosion model suggests.
April 04, 2017
An ICARDA study finds that financial incentives are the key to sustainable rangeland management.
April 04, 2017
How can we overcome the constraints holding back women farmers and entrepreneurs? 
April 04, 2017
Understanding migration could help decision makers create policies that maximize development impacts.
April 04, 2017
Research in Ethiopia identifies practical and cost-effective hormonal treatments to raise the reproductive performance of sheep.
April 04, 2017
Identifying areas with the highest genetic diversity or those in danger of losing their genetic diversity is vital.

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