Dryland Systems - Science for better food security and livelihoods in the 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 improvement, 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. Dry areas are home to most of the world's poor, and some of its most vulnerable agro-ecosystems. The budget for the initial three years of this initiative is more than $150 million. Dryland Systems is a partnership of several dozen actors, including national agricultural research systems from 28 countries, universities, extension agencies, civil society organizations, advanced research centers, CGIAR partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other development partners. Dryland Systems is led by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). The program engages in large-scale action research to identify innovative intervention packages - developed together with stakeholders - to sustainably improve agricultural productivity. The aim is to reduce the vulnerability of rural communities and entire regions across the world’s dry areas.
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Author: Devare, MedhaDate: 2017-03-02Type: Internal DocumentStatus: Open accessThis document is designed to present and offer guidance for using CG Core, the set of metadata elements used by CGIAR Research Center and CRP repositories, in order to facilitate cross-repository searching and enhance ...
Author: Leeuwis, Cees; 0000-0002-3361-4581; ORCIDDate: 2014-11-30Type: BriefStatus: Open accessThe three system CGIAR research programs on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics, Dryland Systems and Aquatic Agricultural Systems have included “capacity to innovate” as an intermediate development outcome in their ...
Title: A reliable and non-destructive method for estimating forage shrub cover and biomass in arid environments using digital vegetation charting technique Author: Louhaichi, MounirDate: 2017-02-27Type: Journal ArticleStatus: Open accessDespite the importance of fodder shrubs to small ruminant diets and production in arid and semi-arid ecosystems, they are often not considered when quantifying grazing land potential. This oversight is mainly due to the ...