BOLD Voices: Filippo Bassi, Morocco

Published on: January 30, 2024, Submitted by Noureddine El Haddad on: January 29, 2024

An international collaboration of world-leading scientists led by ICARDA Morocco has delivered six ground-breaking new durum wheat and barley varieties tolerant to increasingly severe droughts ravaging the region.


This work was undertaken as part of the initiative “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing CropWild Relatives, supported by the Government of Norway, managed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust with the Millennium Seed Bank of the Royal Botanic Gardens” under BOLD (Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development).


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About the author

Luis Salazar is at Global Crop Diversity Trust - GCDT.