A conference tackling wheat and barley cultivation in the Arab region kicked off here on Thursday.
Agriculture Minister Saleh el Din Hilal opened the two-day event organized by the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD).
The conference will review efforts to introduce new kinds of wheat and barley that are able to resist current climate changes in the region.
ACSAD is a regional center for research and studies on the development of the arid and semi-arid areas of the Arab World. ACSAD’s activities include research, training programs, organizing scientific meetings, providing technical advice and assistance and establishing technical cooperation with Arab and international organizations.