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Heat-Tolerant Durum Wheat for Senegal Basin

Mar 13,2018

ICARDA scientist developed heat-tolerant durum wheat varieties along the Senegal basin. (Photo credit: Filippo Bassi / ICARDA)

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. If scaled up, the technology offers potential to fight hunger and help farmers adapt to rising temperatures.

Read more about the initiative here and here

Watch the video here.