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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As countries across the dry areas contend with rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity, farmers need rapid solutions to maintain food production.
Increasing demands on already-scarce water resources require alternative sources of animal feed.
The effort on drylands should be accelerated, with greater focus on the spectrum of partnerships required.
women remain a marginalized demographic across most dryland countries.
Family farmers worldwide are often the main food producers in many regions, enhancing local diets.
Driven by shifting temperatures and rainfall patterns, wheat stripe rust is flourishing in new areas.