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    For more information, visit the ITPGRFA website . By the end of this project, food security of the target communities will be enhanced through access to high yielding rice varieties that have been tested and adapted to varying rainfall patterns and drought. Furthermore, it is envisaged that yields will be improved through proper seed selection, storage and rehabilitation, as well as the adoption of best cropping practices. In addition, a stron g knowledge base will be created through capacity building, training and exchanging of experiences.
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    Using local durum wheat and barley diversity to support the adaptation of small-scale farmer systems to the changing climate in Ethiopia 2011
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    For more information, visit the ITPGRFA website . This BSF project, a partnership between the Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (IBC) and Bioversity International, aims to develop a mechanism to allow Ethiopian farmers access to locally adapted varieties of durum wheat and barley in order to ensure food security, reduce the risk of crop failures, build resilience in the face of unpredictable climatic changes, strengthen nationa l self-sustainability and improve the seed industry through the development of market-based seed distribution systems.
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    Strategic Partnership with Farmer Innovators for Adaptation and Management of Plant Genetic Resources to Climate Change 2011
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    For more information, visit the ITPGRFA website . Plant genetic resource management plays a vital role for farmers’ empowerment in these countries and is also an important tool for ensuring food security, local seed systems, adaptation to climate change challenges and the enhancement of livelihoods. Through this BSF project, SEARICE aims to strengthen the capacity of smallholder farmers, in particular women and indigenous communities, to manag e on-farm diversity of cereals.

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