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dc.creatorICARDA, Communication Teamen_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunication Team ICARDA. (8/1/2013). ICARDA Annual Report 2012. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).en_US
dc.description.abstractFor ICARDA, 2012 has been a time of change and evolution. We have been busy tackling the many issues of dryland agriculture and global food production against a backdrop of focusing our efforts as a force for change for people living in the world's drylands and our areas of scientific expertise. The increased unpredictability of temperature extremes and extended droughts has the most severe impact on those living in dry areas and on marginal lands. ICARDA, with its expertise in an integrated agro-ecosystems approach to dealing with such challenges, which we have developed over the years with partner countries, is particularly well-placed today to provide effective and practical solutions for the challenges facing dry areas. The world of research for development is evolving rapidly, as is the CGIAR Consortium, of which ICARDA is a member. In 2012, ICARDA made significant progress as the leader of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems. In the program's inception phase a broad range of partners came together to set research priorities and conduct detailed site characterizations in five target regions – extending from Central Asia to West Asia, and North and sub-Saharan Africa. The program is set for full funding and implementation in early 2013. ICARDA is active in ten other CGIAR Research programs – jointly with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in the Wheat Program, and as a partner in nine others. The conceptual approach of the Dryland Systems Program grows out of the experience and research accomplishments achieved over the past decades by many organizations and science programs, including CGIAR and its many national partners. ICARDA brings unique expertise to the Program – through its 35 years' experience in refining integrated agroecosystems approaches with more than 40 dryland countries – to develop improved crop varieties, effective water and land management practices, integrated crop-livestock production systems, and institutional and policy options. This year, we are pleased to report progress in linking research innovations to results in farmers' fields in a number of areas. These research-for-development initiatives are testing technology and policy packages with farmers in their production situations. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa ICARDA leads the wheat component of the regional initiative on Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC). The overall program is led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), with the Africa Rice Center and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and funded by the African Development Bank. The project, Enhancing Food Security in Arab Countries, has helped increase wheat yields by 25% in project sites in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. It has also introduced new technologies to some 6000 farmers through farmer field schools and travelling workshops. In the tripartite India–Morocco–ICARDA Food Legumes Initiative, ICARDA facilitates the testing and sharing of practices and new varieties between these regions. A further notable innovation is the introduction of lentil during fallow periods of rice cultivation in West Bengal. This innovation for the region brings improved nutrition, new income-generating products, better soil health, and a new crop – producing up to 1.1 ton/ha of lentil, where nothing was previously produced, during these periods.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)en_US
dc.subjectland racesen_US
dc.subjectwater arvestingen_US
dc.subjectnutritive qualityen_US
dc.subjectsunn pesten_US
dc.subjectsemi-arid zonesen_US
dc.subjectwest asiaen_US
dc.subjectcentral asia and the caucasusen_US
dc.subjectsouth asia and chinaen_US
dc.subjectarabian peninsulaen_US
dc.subjectFaba beanen_US
dc.titleICARDA Annual Report 2012en_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop productionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdisease controlen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfarming systemsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic resourcesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgermplasm conservationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocland useen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrural communitiesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater managementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocremote sensingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocseed productionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagronomic charactersen_US
cg.subject.agrovocanimal productionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic variationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdryland farmingen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccicer arietinumen_US
cg.subject.agrovocbiological controlen_US
cg.subject.agrovochordeum vulgareen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic markersen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgrassland managementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmedicago sativaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocpest controlen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic mapsen_US
cg.subject.agrovochuman resourcesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocinternational cooperationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocresource managementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic resistanceen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrural developmenten_US
cg.subject.agrovocarid zonesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocnorth africaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocpest resistanceen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdrought resistanceen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgeographical information systemsen_US
cg.subject.agrovoclens culinarisen_US
cg.subject.agrovoctriticum aestivumen_US
cg.subject.agrovoctriticum durumen_US
cg.subject.agrovoclathyrus sativusen_US
cg.subject.agrovocpisum sativumen_US
cg.subject.agrovocvicia narbonensisen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfeed legumesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural developmenten_US
cg.subject.agrovocplant collectionsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocenvironmental degradationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmechanical methodsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocresearch networksen_US
cg.subject.agrovocstubble cleaningen_US
cg.subject.agrovoctemperature resistanceen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdiffusion of informationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagroclimatic zonesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmiddle easten_US
cg.subject.agrovocfruit treesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocresource conservationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocvicia fabaen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAOen_US
cg.contributor.funderAustralian Center for International Agricultural Research - ACIARen_US
cg.contributor.funderArab Fund for Economic and Social Development - AFESDen_US
cg.contributor.funderKuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development - KFAEDen_US
cg.contributor.funderDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Fund for Agricultural Development - IFADen_US
cg.contributor.funderAsian Development Bank - ADBen_US
cg.contributor.funderAfrican Development Bank - AfDBen_US
cg.contributor.funderJapan International Cooperation Agency - JICAen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Development Research Centre - IDRCen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
icarda.series.nameAnnual Reporten_US

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