ICARDA global barley breeding program 2020: International nurseries
Miguel Sanchez-Garcia. (31/12/2020). ICARDA global barley breeding program 2020: International nurseries.
ICARDA holds the global mandate within the CGIAR system to breed barley. As such, more than 250 spring and winter 2-row, 6-row, hooded and naked barley varieties of ICARDA origin have been released in 46 countries to date and many more are been used as parents in breeding programs Worldwide. This use has been possible thanks to the wide distribution of the ICARDA Barley International Nurseries (IN). These Nurseries have been continuously provided to cooperators for the last 40 years and are the keystone of ICARDA’s impact. All the technical and scientific discoveries and advances made by ICARDA scientists of multiple disciplines and collaborators worldwide are ultimately made available to National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), Universities and private sector of the Developing Countries and beyond through the IN. In 2020, 4 Global Barley International nurseries were assembled and distributed to 23 countries the World, 2 for low and 2 for high input environments