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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Blogs

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? 
It may take a  village at a time to become self-sufficient in  pulses for India.  A pioneering initiative has set out to do so.   
Modifying root system architecture may improve desirable agronomic traits such as yield, drought tolerance, and resistance to nutrient deficiencies.

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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
Stepping up efforts to shorten the distance between scientists and farmers: ICARDA introduces improved crop varieties along with new ways of scaling out technical innovations. 
19/06/18
Drip irrigation promotes natural resource management and water conservation
06/05/18