Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus subsp. culinaris) is an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber and essential minerals and therefore, has the potential to be used as a staple food crop for destroying the hidden hunger (Gautam et al, 2018). Furthermore, lentil contributes to the fertility of soil structure and to the improvement of the productivity of cropping systems via the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen through the symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum. In Tunisia, lentils are cultivated during autumn or winter in arid and semi-arid areas. In these areas, with low rainfall, this crop could represent one of the cultural option for enhancing the value of the farm's land. Over the last decade, lentil average yields fluctuated greatly between years, reaching a peak of 1077 kg/ha in 2015 (FAO stat, 2015).The average yield of this specie is low, fluctuating and insignificant. These fluctuations in yields are attributed to abiotic constraints which decrease its development, in particular water deficit during the end of cycle which is more frequent and which causes significant yield losses. Shrestha et al., (2006) reported that the Mediterranean environment is to face, episode of intermittent drought during the vegetative growth and terminal drought during the reproductive period when temperatures are ever increasing and rainfall is waning. Singh et al., (2013) reported that drought is responsible to leaf area and plant growth decrease, root functioning, cell membrane stability, variation in biomass and nitrogen distribution in different plant parts. Selection of short cycle lines could be a good solution to escape the effect of heat and drought during the end of cycle. Considering the importance of lentil in the nutrition, the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia paid attention to this crop and enhanced a breeding program at INRAT in collaboration with ICARDA since early Eighty (1980s). Consequently, this crop acquires importance in the national legume improvement program by developing high yielding lentil varieties adapted to wide regions of Tunisia. Furthermore drought tolerance, nonlodging, good seed quality are the most required traits for Tunisian farmers. Therefore, the present investigation was undertaken to develop early and drought-tolerant lentil variety with the potential to realize high yields in severe climatic conditions. The release of this new variety named, 'Krib' is the product of a long-term collaborative research between ICARDA and the National Institute for Agricultural Research of Tunisia (INRAT). Since 'Krib' was developed through the cross made at ICARDA, between ILL590 (early-maturing genotype) and ILL8113 (drought tolerant) it has numerous of beneficial agronomic characteristics such as high yields, the precocity and drought tolerance in addition to large adaptation to Tunisian environments. Developed by using both modified pedigree and bulk methods, ‘Krib’ was approved for release in 2019 (JORT, 2020).