Improved crop varieties can help mitigate rising grain prices
Mar 31 2022
It is thanks to the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC), and our partners the Egyptian Agricultural Research Center (ARC) that this work is made possible.
At the recent ARC Sids Crop Research Station Field Day, Mr. Aly Abousabaa, CGIAR Regional Director of Central and West Asia and North Africa, and ICARDA Director-General met with Dr. Mohamed Soliman, President of the Agricultural Research Center, Egypt, and Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General to review the latest climate-smart crops innovations and discuss specific food/nutrition needs & market demand in the region.
Each year in March, ICARDA and Egypt’s Agricultural Research Center (ARC) invite leading scientists, agronomists, experts, and farmers to the ARC Sids Crop Research station field day to demonstrate new high yield varieties of the strategic crops (wheat, beans, barley, and chickpea) that are resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses in addition to the innovations in crop breeding and irrigation systems.