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UCA researchers identify drought tolerant varieties of common beans

14 January 2022
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According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) projections for 2022, 23 million people or about half of the Afghan population will experience acute food insecurity and suffer from hunger in the next six months. Scientists working at the University of Central Asia (UCA) have published a paper about common beans that can adapt to harsh climatic conditions. The UCA research was conducted in cooperation with Bamyan University. The research, recently published in Agronomy, says that “red bean plants are the best option given the dry and harsh climate patterns associated with this mountainous region of central Afghanistan, particularly when irrigation water is in limited supply.”