Advantages of the new advanced lines of crop wild relatives in farmer’s fields during the season 2019-2020
Noureddine El Haddad. (9/2/2021). Advantages of the new advanced lines of crop wild relatives in farmer’s fields during the season 2019-2020. URL: https://dx.doi.org/20.500.11766.1/e48b18
The extra harsh climatic conditions of the season 2019-2020 posed a great challenge to our improved lines emanating from crop wild relatives project (DIIVA-PR) especially in Safi region where rainfall was less than 100 mm. The covid-19 epidemy was also a serious challenge to visit DIIVA-PR trials, however, our connection with farmers has persisted throughout the period of the epidemy. Remarkable results were achieved especially regarding high yield potential, drought resistance, and disease resistance by using the improved lines of durum wheat, barley and lentil. These lines hold potential in contributing to improve the living conditions of many farmers, and therefore, make their food system more sustainable.
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