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

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.
Urmila Pujari belongs to the Bhumia tribe of eastern state  of Orissa in India, a culturally rich and one of the largest tribes in India.
Studies lead to a more accurate framework to account for carbon and nitrogen balance in soils.
Scientists discover new strains of net blotch disease are virulent to the durable barley varieties currently in use in Morocco.

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