Within the scope
of the project, which is carried out under the partnership of the Institute,
CIMMYT and ICARDA, at our institute which has been planted in the scope of the
project, 176 local wheat cultivated “Improving Food Security By Enhancing Wheat
Production And its Resilience To Climate Change Through Maintaining The
Diversity of Currently Grown Landraces” a field day event was organized for introduction.
On the field day, when many invited guests attended, the participants showed a
great deal of interest in the local wheat varieties. The project will continue
until 2020 with the aim of preserving local wheat varieties in place and pilot
studies are being conducted in Konya, Malatya, Mardin and Tokat provinces. The
project is being implemented simultaneously in Afghanistan and Iran.