A recent study by an international team of scientists gives a new insight into how multi-parent populations (MPPs) can be better used for crop research, development and breeding.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, known as Embrapa (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária), have agreed to collaborate on boosting sustainable agriculture and food security, among other things, in Brazil and the United Ar
Soil moisture is almost everything for rainfed agriculture. It is a key factor determining crop productivity. It is especially important in rainfed areas of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) - the most water-scarce region in the world.
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) is working with smallholder farmers, including women, in salt-affected areas of seven sub-Saharan African countries to help them better deal with the challenges of soil salinity and climate change.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every sector. Agriculture has also taken a hit. Farmers and farm owners have to continue their activities in the face of various restrictions and changes and learn new ways of doing business. And more than ever before they need support ranging from subsidies to inputs to new skills.
ICBA's quinoa genotypes are just the job for addressing the problem of low agricultural productivity in Ethiopia’s salt-affected areas, a recent study by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (
In the wake of the global outbreak of Covid-19, food security and nutrition have come to the fore in many net food-importing nations. Governments are looking at ways to ensure food self-sufficiency. And this often means mobilizing all available resources and sometimes looking beyond the traditional farming communities, food producers and suppliers.
22 May is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Biological Diversity. This day serves to remind us of the importance of biodiversity for life on earth.