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Improvement in Knowledge and Skill of Rural Farming Communities in Dryland Areas
Farming communities in dryland areas are amongst the poorest segments of the country with limited livelihoods outside agriculture. Poverty limits their access to improved knowledge of agricultural innovations. The agricultural ...
Policy brief on sustainable wheat and barley yields under variable climate
Application of a crop model to optimize use of supplemental irrigation to wheat and barley crops to achieve stable, sustainable yields under variable climate
ICARDA-European Commission partnership (1990-2011)
This brief highlights cooperation between the European Commission and ICARDA for programs over the past two decades to improve food security and the livelihoods of rural populations in the world’s dry areas.
Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable tree species: Acacia modesta: A frost-resistant and drought-tolerant tree ideal for alleviating feed shortages and feeding costs
Acacia modesta, commonly known as Phulai, is a member of the family Fabaceae (also called Leguminosae) and sub-family Mimosaceae. It is a deciduous, slow-growing small tree with thorny young shoots and dark brown and black ...
Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable tree species - Acacia modesta
Acacia modesta: A frost-resistant and drought-tolerant tree ideal foralleviating feed shortages and feeding costs. Climate change and intensive grazing due to increasing livestock numbers are severely affecting arid and ...
Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable forage-grass species: Lasiurus sindicus Henrard: a promising, drought-tolerant, tussocky perennial grass suitable for pasture development in desert areas
This is a factsheet about Sewan grass (Lasiurus sindicus) that Popularly known as the king of the desert, sewan grass is remarkably well adapted to the desert. High water-use efficiency enables this native grass to maximize ...
Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable tree species: Leucaena leucocephala: A versatile tree producing nutritious fodder for ruminants
Leucaena leucocephala is used mostly as forage for livestock, both after cutting for use as fodder, or direct grazing, typically planted in hedgerows with grass. It responds well to a coppice system and branches vigorously.
Managing rangelands: promoting native shrub species: Ziziphus nummularia: a promising forage shrub for silvopasture in arid and semi-arid ecosystems
This is a factsheet about Ziziphus nummularia is one such important shrub species of arid and semi-arid tracts. Continuing to supply foliage over a long time, it plays a vital role in the economy of dryland peoples. It is ...
Supplemental Irrigation: A promising Climate-Smart Practice for Dryland Agriculture
Supplemental irrigation - the addition of limited amounts of water to essentially rainfed crops to improve and stabilize yields when rainfall fails to provide sufficient moisture for normal plant growth - is an effective ...