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CGIAR/CCAFS 2010

Multilocation participatory trials of durum wheat in Ethiopia carried out in analogue sites for present and future adaptation to climate change

Climate Change Durum Wheat

Research program : Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Titre : Multilocation participatory trials of durum wheat in Ethiopia carried out in analogue sites for present and future adaptation to climate change

Région /Pays : Ethiopie

Date : Apr 1, 2010 to Jul 1, 2014

Présentation
The diversity of genetic traits of crops represents our most important resource for adapting agriculture to 21st century climate change. Ethiopia is a country rich in agricultural biodiversity and it is considered a major centre of crop domestication in Africa. The high diversity within cultivated crops can be used to adapt local farmers systems to climate change. An important means for small-scale farmers to adapt to climate change is by shifting their crop varieties to those better suited to future environmental conditions. Changing varieties is the main adaptation strategy to temperature alterations, and the single most important strategy, after soil conservation, to changes in precipitation patterns. However, roughly half of the farmers surveyed were unable to use different crop varieties, due to the lack of available information. This indicates that improving farmers access to information and seed material from adapted varieties will considerably improve their ability to sustain food production in the face of climate change through the increased use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : Biodiversity International
Partenaires : Institute for Biodiversity Conservation ; Mekelle University ; Sirinka Agricultural Research Centre ; Scuola Superiore S. Anna

Présentation : CGIAR/CCAFS

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