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Dual purpose barley eases livelihoods in Himalayas

In the Himalayan mountains of India, feeding livestock during the cold months of winter is a major challenge for rural communities. Typically, village women collect green fodder from surrounding forests to feed their animals. But in peak winter months, there is not much greenery to be found. Scientists have found a solution to promote green fodder production in the lean months of December and January through a ‘dual-purpose’ barley variety. The innovation in barley allows two harvests for one crop…

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Barley for Africa and Asia: Public-private-partnerships for barley in food processing have potential to boost incomes in marginal communities

New nutrition sources for populations, increase farmer income and new expertise for national research partners. A public-private-partnership between ICARDA and Mexican company Impulsora Agricola (IASA) is a win-win-win for smallholder farmers, crop researchers and local industry. Improved barley varieties are provided to Mexico’s commercial food products market, ICARDA gains new expertise in barley, and smallholder farmers have potential new income streams, producing barley for national markets. In developing countries, barley brings benefits to smallholder communities living in the world’s most…

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South Asian barley scientists to formulate R4D strategy for the region

A regional workshop to formulate the barley R4D strategies addressing the research issues in South Asia will be held between 19-22 May 2014 at Directorate of Wheat Research, ICAR, Karnal, India. The workshop will bring together all research stakeholders in South Asia in one single platform for effective implementation of barley activates within the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (Dryland Cereals). Scientists working in barley from Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh will participate in the four day workshop. Scientists…

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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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