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/