Cairo, Egypt, March 29 – The potential impact of climate change on the Egyptian economy is not good news. Experts project less water and poorer water quality, loss in tourism revenues, and higher malnutrition, among others, according to a UNDP report.
Using non-GM molecular breeding techniques, ICARDA’s scientists developed a set of durum wheat varieties that can withstand up to 40°C heat along the Senegal River basin. The project was supported by the Swedish Research Council.
The Technology Advantage event, part of the larger Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, stressed the urgency of developing and deploying next-generation technologies to tackle climate change in agriculture