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Dryland Systems

CGIAR Research Program on 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/