Feedback on Dryland Systems Annual Report 2016
This is the last Annual Report of Dryland Systems (hereafter referred as DS) as the program, as such, has closed down. In these difficult conditions, DS has produced a VERY GOOD Annual Report 2016, easy to read, describing well its activities and recognizing the contributions of all partners. In 2016, DS achieved significant accomplishments and generated a number of research outputs, including 135 journal articles (95 indexed ISI), 19 book chapters, several working papers (109), datasets (68), proceedings (51) and various other publications. Though the 2016 Annual Report (hereafter referred as AR) provides quality and credible information, it’s clarity and internal consistency could be improved. The program organized a series of three ‘legacy’ papers that would stand to serve dryland and other ecosystems research in relation to major global challenges. DS MEL repository seems to be well-implemented.