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ICARDA improves Jameed production in Jordan to generate more income for rural women

While some of the difficulties of dry area agriculture are the result of biophysical challenges, others are the result of under-investment. The two are linked, of course, in that the riskiness of agriculture reduces the incentive to invest, which does nothing to reduce risk.

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The recent review and planning meeting of a pulse initiative in Odisha offered solutions to raise farmer productivity. 
Cotton is a major contributor to Pakistan’s economy, but yields are often threatened by the virus, which can cause losses of up to 20-40 percent.