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dc.creatorICARDA, Communication Teamen_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunication Team ICARDA. (7/9/2005). Morocco and ICARDA. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).en_US
dc.description.abstractAgriculture contributes about 20% of Morocco's gross domestic product (GDP), but this proportion varies widely depending on rainfall. The country has about 8.5 million hectares of good agricultural land, of which nearly 90% is rainfed. However, irrigated areas are expanding rapidly. The agricultural sector in Morocco is expected to ensure food security for the country, enable sustainable livelihoods for farm households and contribute to natural resources conservation. To achieve the country's objectives for the agricultural sector, Morocco has had fruitful collaboration with ICARDA since 1977. Starting with exchange of germplasm for crop improvement, visits and training in the period 1978-1985, collaborative activities were consolidated by two reviews of the cereals breeding program (1982 and 1986) that led to direct involvement of ICARDA in Morocco. The posting of cereal and food legume regional scientists in 1986 and a forage specialist from 1988 to the early 1990s gave INRAMorocco (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) the necessary support in planning and ensuring continuity of research. In the period 1994-2004, the collaborative activities included decentralized breeding, outsourcing, strong involvement in the development of ICARDA strategies (medium- and long-term planning), development and implementation of regional projects, use of Moroccan expertise in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), and technical backstopping by ICARDA scientists to national projects.The Morocco/ICARDA Collaborative Grants Program that started in 2004 is an additional opportunity to strengthen the collaboration. As a result of the long collaboration, mutual benefits have been obtained through germplasm exchange, screening for pest and disease resistance, natural resources management, training, and exchange of visits and publications.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)en_US
dc.subjectnew varietiesen_US
dc.subjectresearch partnershipsen_US
dc.subjectfood legumesen_US
dc.subjectFaba beanen_US
dc.titleMorocco and ICARDAen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.subject.agrovocclimate changeen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic resourcesen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerEcole National d’Agriculture - ENAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInstitute of Agronomy and Veterinary Hassan II - IAV HASSAN IIen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute of Agronomic Research Morocco - INRA Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.centerHassan University 1st of Settat - UH1en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderArab Fund for Economic and Social Development - AFESDen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Fund for Agricultural Development - IFADen_US
cg.contributor.funderSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - SDCen_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
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
icarda.series.nameTies that binden_US
icarda.series.number116, 2005en_US

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