Caravan 22: Review of agriculture in the dry areas
Communication Team ICARDA. (30/6/2005). Caravan 22: Review of agriculture in the dry areas. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This issue of Caravan provides examples of ICARDA's work with its partners to help ensure sustainability of livelihoods for the poor in marginal areas. The focus of our research goes beyond production options to diversification and markets, reflected in our new programmatic structure which we implemented starting January 2005. Our research portfolio is now reorganized into six mega-projects, namely, management of scarce water resources; agrobiodiversity conservation and germplasm improvement; combating desertification; the diversification of rural livelihoods; poverty and livelihoods analysis; and knowledge management and dissemination. In addition, emphasis is being placed on improved income generation from high value crops and by adding value to staple crop and livestock products; rehabilitating agriculture in conflict/post-conflict situations; and closer alignment of agricultural research with mainstream development programs through research for development applications.
nobel prize laureate; dr norman borlaug; nutritious feed; jabbans; pakistan office inaugurated; water resources management; seed health; large-scale farms; mulberry trees; feed source; jabali goat; small ruminant health; tomato pulp; urea-based feed blocks; mulberry leaves; planting cactus; direct reseeding; pitting machine; atriplex alley; feeding cost; lamb fattening; near east and north africa (nena); wana; west asia; Barley; Wheat; Lentil; Cactus; Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus)
livestock; small ruminants; technology; sheep; goats; feeds; central asia; stubble; livestock production; farmers; straw; north africa; green revolution; flocks; yoghurt; cheese; grass pea; milk production; small enterprises; fertilizer application; alley cropping; feed resources; agrobiodiversity; european commission; rangeland degradation; fallow; mediterranean countries; collaboration; rangeland restoration; acacia cyanophylla