Enhancing Productivity of Wheat-Legume Cropping System for Smallholder Farmers in West Asia and North Africa
ICARDA, The International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas
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The project tests, validates and disseminates proven and new technologies to assist smallholder farmers in WANA increase their yields and stabilize wheat-legume production system for food security in the face of increasing climate variability. Using participating WANA countries as a platform, the initiative will extend successes to other regions as international public goods. The project has a three-fold objective: • Promoting proven technologies for wheat-legume rotation systems by scaling out of improved crop varieties and associated production technologies • Identifying and testing new technologies in response to new challenges and conditions • Combining and demonstrating new higher-yield, biotic and abiotic stress tolerant varieties with other interventions, such as integrated pest management and improved crop and soil water management.