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  1. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2014
    Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia

    This document is a synthesis of outcomes from a knowledge process that was a collaborative effort involving researchers, scientists, and technicians from Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2008
    Jordan, Western Asia

    The project aims to improve the productivity of degraded rangelands through efficient utilization of limited rainfall. Nearly 48% of farmers in the Muhareb community own flocks, with an average flock size of about 159 head. About 52% of farmers in Um Al Naám own flocks, with an average of 125 head; about 63% of farmers in Muhareb community own a small flock (average 28 head), or a medium flock size (30%, average 293 head), or a large flock (7%, average 751 head. However, about 72% of farmers in Um Al Naám own a small flock, with an average flock size of 36 head.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    June, 2002
    Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia

    The world is witnessing a period in its history when the increasing socio-political upheavals are taking the lives of thousands, and destroying the natural wealth of our planet. Poverty and food insecurity are two key forces driving this destruction. These ongoing problems compound those already being posed by an increasing shortage of water, scarcity of productive land, an expanding population, and the threat of global warming.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2003
    Armenia, Azerbaijan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia

    The year 2002 marked ICARDA's 25th anniversary, and coincided with several honors and awards for the center's excellence in research. Research on developing high-yielding kabuli chickpea varieties that thrive in cool, wet winter conditions earned the 2002 King Baudouin Award of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), jointly with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), which focuses on desi chickpea.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2015
    India, Southern Asia

    Traditional livestock rearing systems in grasslands evolved in response to social, climatic, vegetative and technological conditions that existed scores, hundreds, or in some cases thousands of years ago. Many of these systems involve vertical transhumance where flocks and herds are moved up elevation gradients for summer pasturage or horizontal transhumance in which livestock migrate across greater distances in response to regional rainfall patterns and

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Pakistan, Southern Asia

    In Pakistan, rangelands are the major source of feed for about 167.5 million heads of livestock. At present rangelands are being grazed by all kinds of livestock. About 40 percent of feed requirements for horses, donkeys and camels, 60 percent of the goats and sheep are met from rangelands whereas only 5-10 percent of the population of cattle and buffaloes graze in the rangelands despite they are heavily overgrazed, and has reduced the carrying capacity by 30 to 50 percent of their potential.

  7. Library Resource
    Videos
    January, 2016
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia

    Video is animated infographic describing rangelands of Central Asia, their conditions, issues, degradation factors. The video also demonstrates ways of sustainable management.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2013
    Southern Asia, India

    Drylands are characterized by physical water scarcity, often associated with land degradation and
    desertifi cation. Other factors that contribute to these problems include high population densities,
    unwise agricultural practices and overgrazing. However, while desert ecosystems are fragile and
    vulnerable and can collapse in the short term, given the right conditions and protection, these
    areas also have a great potential for recovery. Examples of the recovery of areas have led to the

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2013
    Jordan, Western Asia

    Water scarcity and land degradation are widespread problems that affect agricultural productivity, food security and environmental quality in several parts of the world, particularly in the dry areas. Sustainable management of soil and water is necessary to optimize the use of limited rainwater for crop production and to decrease soil erosion. One management option is utilizing rainfall more efficiently through water harvesting. In arid areas, different types of water harvesting techniques (WHT) are being developed by

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 1998
    Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia

    يلخص هذا التقرير النتائج التي تم التوصل إليها في موسم 1998 /1999 و المتعلقة بدراسة الجانب الاقتصادي و الاجتماعي من مشروع التنمية المتكاملة للمساقط المائية في محسة. و يهدف المشروع المذكور إلى تطوير الأعمال الدائمة لحصاد و نشر المياه في الظروف القاحلة ليستفاد منها في زيادة كمية الأعلاف و تحسين المناطق الرعوية المتاحة للمواشي و خاصة الأغنام. و قد أنشأت الحكومة السورية في عام 1989، و كجزء من هذا المشروع، مركز بحوث محسة الذي يبعد حوالي 130 كم شمال شرق مدينة دمشق. و يتبع هذا المشروع إلى مديرية الري و استعمالات المياه التابعة لوزارة الزراعة و الاصلاح الزراعي.

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