Helping farmers adapt to climate change

October 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ICARDA’s long experience in areas with low rainfall and high climate variability gives it unique comparative advantages in research on climate change adaptation. Under the Climate Change CRP, ICARDA will lead sub-projects on drought mitigation, identifying adapted (e.g. drought and salt tolerant) crop genotypes and rangeland species; simulation modeling to predict impacts on rangeland species, crop yield and crop water availability; changes in insect pest and disease distribution; and the effects of extreme rainfall events on agro-ecosystems. Much of this work is ongoing in various ICARDA projects; results will feed into CRP components.

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