Enhancing Productivity of Wheat-Legume Cropping System for Smallholder Farmers in West Asia and North Africa
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International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas ICARDA. (31/12/2014). Enhancing Productivity of Wheat-Legume Cropping System for Smallholder Farmers in West Asia and North Africa. Amman, Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
The project tests, validates and disseminates proven and new technologies to assist smallholder farmers in WANA increase their yields and stabilize wheat-legume production system for food security in the face of increasing climate variability. Using participating WANA countries as a platform, the initiative will extend successes to other regions as international public goods. The project has a three-fold objective: • Promoting proven technologies for wheat-legume rotation systems by scaling out of improved crop varieties and associated production technologies • Identifying and testing new technologies in response to new challenges and conditions • Combining and demonstrating new higher-yield, biotic and abiotic stress tolerant varieties with other interventions, such as integrated pest management and improved crop and soil water management.