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Eritrea: Ongoing Research Produces Six High Yield Wheat Varieties

Improved high-yielding wheat varieties are now offering Eritrean farmers a 300% more yield than the national average.

Ongoing research studies between NARI and ICARDA on improving wheat productivity, disease and incest resistance, and stress tolerance were able to release of six new wheat varieties that are suitable for Eritrean conditions.

BY ICARDA

In recent years, Eritrea’s agricultural sector has been seriously affected by recurrent drought and land degradation, caused by poor land management and a rapidly growing population. More than 60% of the country’s population is engaged in farming, producing sorghum, barley, wheat, legumes, vegetables, and small ruminant livestock. Continue reading Eritrea: Ongoing Research Produces Six High Yield Wheat Varieties