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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An ICARDA study finds that financial incentives are the key to sustainable rangeland management.
How can we overcome the constraints holding back women farmers and entrepreneurs? 
Understanding migration could help decision makers create policies that maximize development impacts.
Research in Ethiopia identifies practical and cost-effective hormonal treatments to raise the reproductive performance of sheep.
Identifying areas with the highest genetic diversity or those in danger of losing their genetic diversity is vital.
A groundbreaking study is the first to identify a major locus for resistance to Sunn Pest at the vegetative stage of crop growth.
Can new image analysis software inform the development of responsive support systems, strengthening the resilience of rangeland communities?
Understanding energy efficiency can help to enhance investments in sustainable agricultural production.
Understanding the relationship between evapotranspiration and available soil moisture yields critical information on water consumption and crop-water productivity. 
A wheat initiative is strengthening the decision-making power of Sudanese women. Lessons learned here could benefit millions worldwide.
Reducing the threat of Sunn Pest.
Can new image analysis software inform the development of responsive support systems, strengthening the resilience of rangeland communities on the frontline of climate change? 

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Policymakers should protect them for sustainable management of rangeland resources 
19/09/18
ICARDA is regenerating massive amounts of crop wild relatives in their place of origin – the Fertile Crescent By Michael Major, Crop Trust
19/09/18
Food legumes offer myriad benefits for sustainable smallholder production systems.
05/07/18
Reliance on crop residues to feed livestock has hindered the adoption of conservation agriculture. The IFAD-funded “CLCA” project provides economically- and environmentally-viable solutions.
21/06/18