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  1. 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.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2011
    Jordan, Western Asia

    This report is a documentation of data gathered during the project for the Badia Benchmark, organized in a way to facilitate the on of various disciplines. The purpose is, to facilitate the use of this data for better management of resources during the project and to provide accessible and user friendly database that is suitable for use beyond the project lifetime. It is anticipated that future research and development projects, will build upon this database and continue the documentation to enhance the use of data for the Badia and similar areas.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2011
    Jordan, Western Asia

    The Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region encompasses large areas of arid and semi-arid zones. These zones may be defined as areas where rainfall, relative to the level of evapotranspiration, is inadequate to sustain reliable crop production. Most of the arid and semi-arid zones of the CWANA region are rangelands and are characterized by wide variability in rainfall and temperature. Droughts are common, resulting in low forage production and crop productivity as well as water scarcity.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    April, 2013
    Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Northern Africa, Western Asia

    The goal of WLI is to improve the livelihoods of rural
    households and communities in areas where water
    scarcity, land degradation, water quality deterioration,
    food security and health problems are prevalent in eight
    participating countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan,
    Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. The main
    objective is to develop and pilot test integrated water and
    land management strategies.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2011
    Algeria, Morocco, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Northern Africa, Western Asia

    CropSyst is the crop growth model chosen as a decision tool for the Tadla Benchmark project. CropSyst is a daily time step simulation model. The model was developed to serve as an analytic tool to study the effect of cropping systems management on productivity and the environment. The model simulates the soil water budget, soil– plant nitrogen budget, crop canopy and root growth, dry matter production, yield, residue production, and decomposition. Management options include cultivar selection, crop rotation, irrigation, nitrogen fertilization, tillage operations, and residue management.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2011
    Jordan, Western Asia

    The rangelands of West Asia and North Africa are the grazing grounds for the Bedouin with their flocks of sheep, goats and camels and are known as al Badia in the Middle East region. Average annual rainfall in the Badia ranges between 50 and 250 mm (Haddad 2006). Despite its scarcity, rainwater is generally poorly managed and much of it is lost through runoff and evaporation. To improve production in hese areas, there is a need for the sustainable management of natural resources – land and water (FAO 1983).

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2015
    Jordan, Western Asia

    Land degradation resulting from improper land
    use and management is a major cause of declined productivity
    in the arid environment. The objectives of this study were
    to examine the effects of a sequence of land use changes,
    soil conservation measures, and the time since their implementation
    on the degradation of selected soil properties.
    The climate for the selected 105 km2 watershed varies from
    semi-arid sub-tropical to Mediterranean sub-humid. Land
    use changes were detected using aerial photographs acquired

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2015
    Egypt, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Central Asia, Western Asia

    This issue of Caravan showcases some of ICARDA’s efforts of coping with climate change in dry areas with improved water land management and resilient production systems. These include initiatives in conservation agriculture which provide sustained production levels while conserving the ecosystems on which our entire food system is dependent upon. ICARDA continues to make significant contributions in the promotion of sustainable water land management approaches and technologies devised by researchers and farmers.

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