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Crop improvement

An ICARDA PhD trainee from Bangladesh has been awarded a prestigious award in the United States for his work on lentil bio-fortification.
An ICARDA-led initiative is improving crop management, transferring new technologies, and developing germplasm.   
Sustained efforts are needed to strengthen resilience against a backdrop of rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity.
Although grasspea contains toxins that are dangerous for human health, improved cultivars are making this hardy pulse an increasingly viable option.
High-yielding, heat-tolerant and disease-resistant cereals and legumes are helping to fight climate change in Africa.
Can a new high-yielding, pest-resistant variety of malt barley revolutionize Ethiopia’s under-performing barley sector?
Ethiopian farmers gain hope as improved faba bean demonstrates revival of degraded soils and productivity.
In 2015, more than 10,000 farmers across the eight project countries were exposed to improved and affordable technologies both in wheat and food legumes crops.
ICARDA's "flagship" Arab Food Security project continues to make strides in disseminating new and improved technologies to local farmers.
Demekech, an Ethiopian farmer from Gimbichu, has seen lentil crop devastated from disease. With improved varieties, things are different.
Working with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, ICARDA scientists are working to develop barley, faba bean and chickpea varieties that are resistant to drought, disease and pests and...
Comprising nearly half of the agricultural workforce in Afghanistan, women in rural parts of the country are still among the most marginalized. They lack access to knowledge and technologies and are...

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