Barley, Finger Millet, Pearl Millet and Sorghum

The four dryland cereal crops are highly resilient, climate-hardy, micronutrient-dense. They are the mainstay of agricultural systems in the dryland regions of Africa and Asia, where they are primarily used for food, feed and fodder.

CLIMATE-HARDY AND DROUGHT-TOLERANT

PEARL MILLET can tolerate temperatures around 42°C during flowering

SORGHUM survives better than maize in drought conditions

BARLEY can grow in most wide climate range, from extreme cold to hot drought conditions

E-ATLAS for Legumes and Dryland Cereal Crops

An online tool to explore and analyze the suitability, distribution, constraint and consumption trends of grain legumes and dryland cereal crops

Visit: http://www.eatlasdcl.cgiar.org/


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Improved food security, nutrition, income and resilience of smallholder agriculture in the dryland regions of Africa and Asia, through the collaborative development and deployment of solutions for crop improvement, crop management, post-harvest technologies and market access to dryland cereal crops.

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DRYLAND CEREALS
The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (Dryland Cereals) is a partnership between two members of the CGIAR Consortium – ICRISAT (lead center), and ICARDA, along with a number of public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers globally.
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