In vitro culture and genomics-assisted fast track improvement of local landraces of wheat and barley in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria for enhancing food security and adaptation to climate change

About Us

Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria are not self-sufficient in production of wheat and barley which are the major staple food crops .The yield levels are low because of climate change impacts. The local landraces and their wild relatives offer an important gene pool as sources of adaptation and tolerance to many biotic and abiotic stresses. This project is about enhancing the capacitiy of National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) to apply new genomic tools and technologies for crop improvement

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Period of Implementations

Sep 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020

Total Budget

USD 496,502.00

Key Documents




The ultimate objective of the project is to improve adaptation to climate change and enhance the food security of resource-poor farmers in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, by strengthening the sustainablemanagement of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA).

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Where we work


Title: Marker assisted selection in plant breeding

Author: Fatima Henkrar

Date: 2020-09-15

Title: Application of molecular markers for crop improvement

Author: Mohammed Rida Mediouni

Date: 2018-07-14

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