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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February 08, 2017
Can new image analysis software inform the development of responsive support systems, strengthening the resilience of rangeland communities on the frontline of climate change? 
December 20, 2016
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.   
December 01, 2016
Modifying root system architecture may improve desirable agronomic traits such as yield, drought tolerance, and resistance to nutrient deficiencies.
November 29, 2016
Studies lead to a more accurate framework to account for carbon and nitrogen balance in soils.
November 28, 2016
Scientists discover new strains of net blotch disease are virulent to the durable barley varieties currently in use in Morocco.
June 17, 2015
On World Day to Combat Desertification we must renew our commitment to healthy soils and productive land.
June 14, 2015
Can we secure water for the world’s smallholder farmers, producers of more than 70 percent of the world’s food?
June 04, 2015
Producing enough food - without an environmental cost - will be one of our biggest challenges in the years ahead.
May 17, 2015
A plan to address the Mediterranean's migrant crisis must acknowledge one of its major causes - food insecurity.
April 07, 2015
Recent upheavals in the Arab region result from several factors, but it’s hard to ignore food security.

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