Focus: Improving crops and livestock for current and emerging biophysical constraints and markets, adapted to the agro-ecologies of dry areas and future climates. The crop and livestock breeding programs at ICARDA have the overall objective of developing resilient plant and animal resources that meet current and future challenges faced by non-tropical dry areas. Working through partners and networks, we will apply conventional and molecular breeding in order to develop highly-adapted crops and livestock with resistance or tolerance to major biotic and abiotic constraints and current and future climates. SRP2 will build upon the outputs of SRP1, which involves introgressing new alleles from landraces and wild relatives into elite germplasm. Mainstreaming nutritional quality (including biofortification) in current breeding programs and widening the genetic base will be pursued as major breeding strategies to realize the full potential of yield, yield stability, quality, and nutrition. Because water scarcity is a key driver of yield instability in non-tropical dry areas, ICARDA will identify genotypes with better water-use efficiency to minimize yield losses during drought and maximize yield gains during good seasons. ICARDA will play an important role in the surveillance, identification, and characterization of wheat rust diseases, in collaboration with CIMMYT and in partnership with other stakeholders. Collaboration with the Regional Cereal Rust Research Center (RCRRC) and biocontainment facility in Izmir, Turkey, a state-of- the-art research facility for the identification of rusts using the latest advances in molecular biology, will be core to this work. The focus of the Research Center will be to improve regional cooperation for cereal rust in general, and the wheat stripe rust monitoring systems in particular, and to strengthen collaboration and capacity development on crop breeding for durable rust resistance and resistance management. Delivering on our agreement with CIMMYT to develop a One Global Wheat Program, and engaging ARIs, will be promoted in order to ensure that the breeding programs use cutting-edge technologies with increased efficiencies.
ICARDA Strategic Plan 2017 - 2026: https://dx.doi.org/20.500.11766/8237
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Apr 30, 2024
Haile, Aynalem; Hilali, Muhi El-Dine; Rischkowsky, Barbara, 2018, "Milk and Reproduction Performances of Awassi Sheep in Tal Hadya Station, Syria, 2002-2011", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/XVSDSU, MELDATA, V5
The data were collected from an experimental sheep flock that was maintained at ICARDA’s Tal Hadya station, Aleppo, Syria (now in Terbol station in Lebanon). By 1980, the foundation of ICARDA’s experimental Syrian Awassi (S) flock, a group of ewes that originated in the steppes o...
Nov 7, 2023
Mwacharo, Joram, 2019, "Ethiopia Sheep SNP Dataset", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/BCE9WZ, MELDATA, V5
The file contains single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) data generated in Ethiopian sheep to investigate genetic diversity and structure. The research took place in Ethiopia in 2017-2019. The data is stored in a zip folder containing 3 files: Ethiopia.ped, Ethiopia.map and Prolif...
Nov 7, 2023
Mwacharo, Joram, 2019, "Sudan Desert Sheep SNP Dataset", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/DXWBDS, MELDATA, V4
The file contains single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) data generated in Sudanese desert sheep to investigate genetic diversity and structure. The research took place in Sudan between 2017 and 2019. The data is stored in a zip folder containing 3 files: SudanDesertSheepFinalRepo...
Nov 7, 2023
Mwacharo, Joram, 2019, "Data on genotypes of Sudanese desert sheep populations", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/2E5KFB, MELDATA, V5
This is 600K SNP data from 121 animals of five ecotypes of Sudan thin-tail Desert sheep. Additionally, genotypes from four breeds of Chinese fat-tail sheep were included in the study for comparative purposes. The data was used to investigate genome diversity, structure and dynami...
Feb 11, 2023
Khbou, Mediha Khamassi; Romdhane, Rihab; Sassi, Limam; Rouatbi, Mariem; Haile, Aynalem; Rekik, Mourad; Gharbi, Mohamed, 2021, "Individual Variability of Tunisian sheep breeds to infestation by ticks and infection by piroplasm", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/QHWQVI, MELDATA, V4
The phenotypic records were collected from 459 Tunisian female sheep belonging to 3 sheep breeds (BARB, QFO and CROSS). The study was carried out between March 2018 and January 2020 in 18 small to middle-sized sheep flocks from 6 regions where these breeds prevail in Tunisia: Mor...
Feb 11, 2023
Bassi, Filippo; El Haddad, Noureddine, 2020, "DIIVA-PR trials in Morocco, 2019-2020 season", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/A6C6DJ, MELDATA, V2
The map shows the geographical distibution of DIIVA-PR trials conducted in Morocco during the season 2019-2020. This work was carried under the project DIIVA-PR: “Dissemination of Interspecific ICARDA Varieties and Elites through Participatory Research” aimed to evaluate the adva...
Feb 11, 2023
Atassi, Layal; Biradar, Chandrashekhar; Mwacharo, Joram; Haile, Aynalem, 2022, "Yabello goat landform similarity in Ethiopia", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/U35OSK, MELDATA, V4
This map was prepared for Livestock and fish CRP project, for Mapping breeds to appropriate production environments: a case study of Ethiopian indigenous sheep and goats. Yabello goat landform similarity was assessed by comparing the landform composition association within the br...
Feb 11, 2023
Atassi, Layal; Biradar, Chandrashekhar; Mwacharo, Joram; Haile, Aynalem, 2022, "Doyo Gena sheep soil similarity in Ethiopia", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/7VFBCC, MELDATA, V4
This map was prepared for Livestock and fish CRP project for Mapping breeds to appropriate production environments: a case study of Ethiopian indigenous sheep and goats. Doyo Gena sheep soil similarity in Ethiopia at 30 arc-second (about 1 km) resolution. Soil similarity was asse...
Feb 11, 2023
Atassi, Layal; Biradar, Chandrashekhar; Mwacharo, Joram; Haile, Aynalem, 2022, "Yabello goat soil similarity in Ethiopia", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/8M3A5J, MELDATA, V3
This map was prepared for Livestock and fish CRP project for Mapping breeds to appropriate production environments: a case study of Ethiopian indigenous sheep and goats. Yabello goat soil similarity in Ethiopia at 30 arc-second (about 1 km) resolution. Soil similarity was assesse...
Feb 11, 2023
Atassi, Layal; Biradar, Chandrashekhar; Mwacharo, Joram; Haile, Aynalem, 2022, "Menz sheep temperature similarity in Ethiopia", https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766.1/FK2/8077WU, MELDATA, V3
This map was prepared for Livestock and fish CRP project for Mapping breeds to appropriate production environments: a case study of Ethiopian indigenous sheep and goats. Menz sheep temperature similarity in Ethiopia at 30 arc-second (about 1 km) resolution. Similarity in temperat...
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