Dryland Systems Research Questions
Richard Thomas. (31/12/2014). Dryland Systems Research Questions.
Several questions were put on the table for discussion during a Dryland Systems Science and Implementation meeting such as: a)How to identify best entry or leverage points for change in Agricultural Livelihood Systems, through integrated science-based diagnosis of socio-economic, gender, political, ecological drivers and trends and resulting constraints, opportunities, and options in context?. b)How to promote a transformative environment through innovation mechanisms, processes and capacity that optimally use natural, physical, human, financial, social capital to reduce vulnerability and sustainably intensify agriculture?. c) How to catalyze development at scale through prioritization of investments, impact assessment and strategic alliances between the CRPs and public and private sector development stakeholders?.
- Agricultural Research Knowledge 
- Agriculture and Livelihood systems 
- Complexity, Trade-off, Uncertainty and Adaptation 
- Decision Support Tools 
- Gender and Youth 
- Governance and Innovation Platforms 
- Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Intensification 
- Value Chains