ICARDA Annual Report 2014

Published Date
January 31, 2015
Type
Report
ICARDA Annual Report 2014
Authors:
Communication Team ICARDA

2014 went on record as the hottest year ever measured, a telling sign that climate change is already here. The agriculture sector is predicted to take the heaviest toll, with the hardest hit being smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly in dry areas. With rising temperatures and greater stress on water resources, agricultural productivity is set to experience a substantial decline. Yet against these odds, we need to produce progressively more to feed a rapidly growing world population.
The good news is that science and technology are increasingly and unambiguously showing us ways to overcome these hurdles, through cutting-edge approaches like genomics, biotechnology, geo-informatics, climate-smart agriculture and systems modeling tools.
We are pleased to share these select scientific innovations and impacts of our agricultural research on drylands in 2014, where the challenges with scarce natural resources are even starker. Implemented on the ground with national partners, many of these 2014 activities and their outcomes directly bolstered the systems research of Dryland Systems, the global research program of CGIAR that ICARDA is leading.

Citation:
Communication Team ICARDA. (31/1/2015). ICARDA Annual Report 2014. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Keywords:
sunn pest
west asia
nutritive quality
arabian peninsula
south asia and china
water& land productivity
central asia and the caucasus
conservation of agricultural biodiversity
livestock productivity & rangeland management
cold
goats
sheep
shrubs
steppes
poverty
training
aegilops
pastures
land use
research
ruminants
trifolium
livestock
land races
vegetation
trigonella
arid zones
vicia faba
harvesting
irrigation
rangelands
agriculture
reclamation
development
fruit trees
middle east
pest control
genetic maps
biodiversity
malnutrition
feed legumes
north africa
pisum sativum
sustainability
lens culinaris
triticum durum
remote sensing
semiarid zones
cicer arietinum
medicago sativa
human resources
crop production
disease control
hordeum vulgare
farming systems
pest resistance
seed production
dryland farming
microsatellites
genetic markers
water harvesting
water management
lathyrus sativus
stubble cleaning
rural communities
animal production
genetic variation
rural development
triticum aestivum
vicia narbonensis
plant collections
genetic resources
research networks
genetic resistance
drought resistance
mechanical methods
agroclimatic zones
biological control
resource management
grassland management
agronomic characters
resource conservation
germplasm conservation
temperature resistance
agricultural development
diffusion of information
international cooperation
environmental degradation
geographical information systems