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Trait discovery and deployment through mainstreaming the wild gene pool in Barley and Grasspea breeding programs to adapt to climate change

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Project Description
In West-Central Asia and North Africa, low productivity of barley and grass pea is caused by drought, heat, salinity, diseases, and insects. This project oversaw the introgression of valuable genes from wild relatives of these two crops into farmer-preferred varieties in an effort to overcome biotic and abiotic stresses and adapt them to a changing climate.
Institute Name
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Lebanon (ICARDA)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Morocco
  • Lebanon
  • Germany
  • Tunisia
  • Azerbaijan
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Barley 0 0 0 0 0
Grasspea 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of January 2016
End Date
30th of November 2018
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