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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June 17, 2015
On World Day to Combat Desertification we must renew our commitment to healthy soils and productive land.
June 14, 2015
Can we secure water for the world’s smallholder farmers, producers of more than 70 percent of the world’s food?
June 04, 2015
Producing enough food - without an environmental cost - will be one of our biggest challenges in the years ahead.
May 17, 2015
A plan to address the Mediterranean's migrant crisis must acknowledge one of its major causes - food insecurity.
April 07, 2015
Recent upheavals in the Arab region result from several factors, but it’s hard to ignore food security.
June 23, 2014
Increasing demands on already-scarce water resources require alternative sources of animal feed.
June 18, 2014
The effort on drylands should be accelerated, with greater focus on the spectrum of partnerships required.
June 14, 2014
women remain a marginalized demographic across most dryland countries.
June 04, 2014
Family farmers worldwide are often the main food producers in many regions, enhancing local diets.
June 04, 2014
Driven by shifting temperatures and rainfall patterns, wheat stripe rust is flourishing in new areas.


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