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Dryland Systems

The global research partnership to improve agricultural productivity and income in the world’s dry areas

The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems (known as Dryland Systems) embodies a new approach to integrated and ‘holistic’ agricultural research. It combines several research disciplines, including crop selection and rotations, natural resources management, and socio-economics. The research will bring rural communities living in the world’s dry areas practical solutions for improved livelihoods and food security. 

Targeted outcomes and impact: 

  • Low-potential and marginal dry lands: strategies and tools to minimize risk and reduce vulnerability.
  • Higher-potential dry lands regions: Supporting sustainable intensification of agricultural production systems.

The progress of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems can be followed at http://drylandsystems.cgiar.org/

 

 

 

Overview
The goal of Dryland Systems is to identify and develop...
The World's dry areas
Occupying approximately 41 per cent of the earth’s land...
Innovation
Testing and scaling out technology and policy packages...
Q&A
How will the Dryland Systems approach improve the lives of...
Outcomes & Impacts
Dryland Systems research will result in: Improved...
Key Facts
Why focus on Drylands? What is CGIAR doing to address...
Action Sites
Research will focus on five agro-ecological target regions...
Partnerships
Dryland Systems involves a wide range of partners including...
Capacity Development
New integrated approaches in human and institutional...