The genetic makeup of native plants and animals in drylands countries is well adapted to resist the harsh conditions that climate change brings – hotter, drier, less predictable and more extreme climate events.
High-yielding, heat-tolerant and disease-resistant cereals and legumes are helping to fight climate change in Africa.
FAO Assistant-Director General and Regional representative for the Near East and North Africa region Mr. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, received at the organisation’s regional office in Cairo Mr.
Investing in food security – strengthening the capacity of young scientists will help countries raise productivity for decades to come.
Science and policy experts review the tasks ahead for adaptation of smallholders to climate change in MENA at COP22.
Climate change poses a significant threat to dryland agriculture – and millions of farmers are already challenged by rising temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.
Farmers in dryland countries are already hard-hit by climate change – with many forced to contend with increasingly erratic rainfall, more frequent drought, extreme temperatures, shifting climatic zones, and the arrival of new crop pests and diseases.
Drip irrigation is helping farmers to conserve water resources while stabilizing wheat production across the Arab region.
An ICARDA assessment in Central Asia provides the information that policy makers need to strengthen the resilience of the region’s agricultural sector.
Can a new high-yielding, pest-resistant variety of malt barley revolutionize Ethiopia’s under-performing barley sector?
An improved surface irrigation technique offers farmers a more sustainable and efficient alternative to conventional irrigation systems
In the highlands of Ethiopia ICARDA efforts to reverse land degradation and strengthen community adaptation to climate change promise multiple benefits for rural communities.