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dc.contributorSayer, Jeffen_US
dc.contributorSinclair, Fergusen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.contributorBossio, Deborahen_US
dc.contributorCraufurd, Peteren_US
dc.contributorEl Mourid, Mohamaden_US
dc.contributorHaddad, Nasrien_US
dc.contributorHoisington, Daviden_US
dc.contributorJohnson, Nancyen_US
dc.contributorVelarde, Carlos Leónen_US
dc.contributorMares, Victoren_US
dc.contributorMude, Andrewen_US
dc.contributorNefzaoui, Alien_US
dc.contributorNoble, Andrewen_US
dc.contributorRao, Karuturien_US
dc.contributorSerraj, Rachiden_US
dc.contributorTarawali, Shirleyen_US
dc.contributorVodouhe, Raymonden_US
dc.contributorOrtiz, Rodomiroen_US
dc.creatorvan Ginkel, Maartenen_US
dc.identifier.citationMaarten van Ginkel, Jeff Sayer, Fergus Sinclair, Aden A. Aw-Hassan, Deborah Bossio, Peter Craufurd, Mohamad El Mourid, Nasri Haddad, David Hoisington, Nancy Johnson, Carlos León Velarde, Victor Mares, Andrew Mude, Ali Nefzaoui, Andrew Noble, Karuturi Rao, Rachid Serraj, Shirley Tarawali, Raymond Vodouhe, Rodomiro Ortiz. (8/11/2013). An integrated agro-ecosystem and livelihood systems approach for the poor and vulnerable in dry areas. Food Security, 5, pp. 751-767.en_US
dc.description.abstractMore than 400 million people in the developing world depend on dryland agriculture for their livelihoods. Dryland agriculture involves a complex combination of productive components: staple crops, vegetables, livestock, trees and fish interacting principally with rangeland, cultivated areas and watercourses. Managing risk and enhancing productivity through diversification and sustainable intensification is critical to securing and improving rural livelihoods. The main biophysical constraints are natural resource limitations and degradation, particularly water scarcity and encroaching desertification. Social and economic limitations, such as poor access to markets and inputs, weak governance and lack of information about alternative production technologies also limit the options available to farmers. Past efforts to address these constraints by focusing on individual components have either not been successful or are now facing a declining rate of impact, indicating the need for new integrated approaches to research for development of dryland systems. This article outlines the characteristics of such an approach, integrating agro-ecosystem and livelihoods approaches and presents a range of empirical examples of its application in dryland contexts. The authors draw attention to new insights about the design of research required to accelerate impact by integrating across disciplines and scales.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.sourceFood Security;5,(2013) Pagination 751-767en_US
dc.titleAn integrated agro-ecosystem and livelihood systems approach for the poor and vulnerable in dry areasen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.creator.idMude, Andrew: 0000-0003-4903-6613en_US
cg.creator.idNefzaoui, Ali: 0000-0001-5086-354Xen_US
cg.creator.idTarawali, Shirley: 0000-0001-9398-8780en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.contributor.centerBioversity International - Bioversityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture - CIATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Potato Center - CIPen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAOen_US
cg.contributor.centerSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLUen_US
cg.contributor.centerJames Cook University, School of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Scienceen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US
cg.journalFood Securityen_US

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