Annual Report 2018
Jack Durrell. (4/9/2019). Annual Report 2018. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
ICARDA continued to play a critical role in the development, improvement, and dissemination of climate-resilient crop varieties last year. The varieties strengthened food and nutritional security and provided a critical defense against extreme temperatures, water scarcity, and the emergence of new pests and diseases. During 2018, some 1,521 sets of international nurseries of wheat, barley, faba bean, chickpea, lentil, and grass pea were distributed to 135 collaborators in 44 countries. ICARDA, through its collaborative partnerships with NARS also released 37 improved varieties of wheat, barley, chickpea, and lentil in 11 countries.
biodiversity; crop production; development; disease control; farming systems; genetic resources; germplasm conservation; harvesting; irrigation; livestock; poverty; rangelands; research; ruminants; rural communities; sustainability; vegetation; water harvesting; water management; remote sensing; sheep; seed production; goats; agronomic characters; animal production; malnutrition; genetic variation; biological control; genetic markers; grassland management; microsatellites; pest control; genetic maps; reclamation; human resources; resource management; genetic resistance; training; cold; arid zones; north africa; pest resistance; drought resistance; gender equality; feed legumes; shrubs; agricultural development; plant collections; pastures; environmental degradation; mechanical methods; stubble cleaning; temperature resistance; diffusion of information; agroclimatic zones; middle east; fruit trees; resource conservation; fodder legumes; goal 1 no poverty; goal 2 zero hunger; goal 3 good health and well-being; goal 13 climate action; goal 17 partnerships for the goals; goal 15 life on land; Goal 6 Clean water and sanitation