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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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.
Can sowing the seeds without tilling give better results than the age-old practice of ploughing?
Are Sheep and Goats Ready for a Hot, Arid Future? Scientists discover genomic signatures in indigenous breeds for adaptation.
'Big Data' Spells Big News for Crop Breeding Programs.
On World Day to Combat Desertification we must renew our commitment to healthy soils and productive land.
Can we secure water for the world’s smallholder farmers, producers of more than 70 percent of the world’s food?
Producing enough food - without an environmental cost - will be one of our biggest challenges in the years ahead.
Gosaye Degefa, a smallholder farmer living in Asella in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, mainly grows food and malt barley.

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