Caravan 31: Coping with climate change in dry areas
This issue of Caravan showcases some of ICARDA’s efforts of coping with climate change in dry areas with improved water land management and resilient production systems. These include initiatives in conservation agriculture which provide sustained production levels while conserving the ecosystems on which our entire food system is dependent upon. ICARDA continues to make significant contributions in the promotion of sustainable water land management approaches and technologies devised by researchers and farmers. Research studies have quantified the impacts of climate change on farm income and analyzed the risk minimization potential of weather-related index-based insurances. It is hoped that these research results will increase the confidence of agriculturists and inform their investment decisions in agriculture. They will also encourage evidence-based policy frameworks that will be supportive of both agricultural research and development.