Source: Dawn (25 Jun 2023)
The wheat simulation models have been widely used to study diverse cropping systems, as growing conditions and the impact of climate change on wheat vary across the globe. Simulations for South Asian countries suggested a different magnitude of climate change impacts, particularly due to warmer temperatures.
Genetic gain for yield in CIMMYT varieties distributed in Afghanistan shows an increase over a 14-year period.
Zone-specific recommendations provide Afghan farmers with the best practices in wheat production for their region.
New manual helps standardize field trial data collection across Afghanistan.
An article in Amar Ujala in India explores the cross-country collaboration instigated by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia.
Genetic analysis of the Afghan wheat landrace KU3067 reveals resistance to leaf rust and stripe rust, which can be used to develop further disease-resistant wheat varieties.
Scientists step up wheat landrace conservation efforts in Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries in the regionEnvironmental health and biodiversity
In 2009, a team of wheat scientists from CIMMYT, ICARDA, FAO, and national partners set off on a five-year expedition across Central Asia to collect as many landraces as they could find.
Afghan farmers need varieties with improved traits such as heat and drought resilience, incorporating functional variation from existing landrace collections.