Iraq-Japan-ICARDA partnerships

March 15, 2011 at 11:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Research-for-development partners discuss the wheat project in the Kurdistan region, Iraq. Minister Jameel Haider is seated third from left

Plans are being finalized for a new research project to increase wheat yields in the Kurdistan region in Iraq. H.E. Jameel Haider, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, speaking to project partners, said: “ICARDA is a well recognized center of excellence, and we look forward to signing the implementation agreement very soon.”

The project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will include improved varieties of bread and durum wheat, water and land management practices and seed production, and will aim to effectively disseminate new technologies. Dr Nasri Haddad, Coordinator of ICARDA’s West Asia Regional Program, and Dr Michael Baum, Director, BIGM program, visited Erbil in the Kurdistan region on 2-4 March to discuss ICARDA’s role in the project, and potential linkages with other initiatives in the Kurdistan region. ICARDA will contribute to research, technology dissemination and capacity building in crop improvement, seed production, water management, socioeconomics and other areas.

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