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dc.contributorReed, Marken_US
dc.contributorFaye, Bernarden_US
dc.contributorde Leeuw, Janen_US
dc.contributorWhitbread, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributorRobinson, Lance W.en_US
dc.contributorMapedza, Everistoen_US
dc.contributorFleskens, Luuken_US
dc.contributorThomas, Richarden_US
dc.creatorStringer, Lindsayen_US
dc.identifier.citationLindsay Stringer, Mark Reed, Bernard Faye, Jan de Leeuw, Anthony Whitbread, Lance W. Robinson, Everisto Mapedza, Luuk Fleskens, Richard Thomas. (4/4/2015). Drylands and Mission Critical Research Areas for the CGIAR. A report to the CGIAR Fund Council from the Dryland Systems Task Force. Amman, Jordan: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems (DS).en_US
dc.description.abstractDrylands occupy 41% of global land surface and are inhabited by more than 2.5 billion people, living mainly in developing countries with about 16% living in chronic poverty. Shockingly 42% of children less than 5 years of age in drylands of Asia and 27% in drylands of Africa are malnourished leading to stunted growth1.These are the poorest, hungriest, least healthy and most marginalized people in the world2. Converging factors including poverty and unemployment related to high population growth rates, weak governance, low inherent agricultural productivity, low levels of investment, climate change and land degradation, result in resource scarcity and the undermining of agricultural livelihoods. Dryland systems research can in the medium-long term improve agricultural livelihoods, nutrition and the environment of over 100 million dryland inhabitants and enable the wise use of ecosystem services valued at several hundred $/ha 8,9 on up to 300 million ha (10% of drylands) or 190 million ha of degraded drylands. The value proposition is based on integrated systems research, which develops and tests, with farming households and development partners, feasible combinations of technical, market, governance and policy options. Together these options improve agricultural livelihood systems.en_US
dc.publisherCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems (DS)en_US
dc.titleDrylands and Mission Critical Research Areas for the CGIAR. A report to the CGIAR Fund Council from the Dryland Systems Task Force.en_US
cg.creator.idde Leeuw, Jan: 0000-0002-2005-4351en_US
cg.creator.idWhitbread, Anthony: 0000-0003-4840-7670en_US
cg.creator.idRobinson, Lance W.: 0000-0002-5224-8644en_US
cg.creator.idThomas, Richard: 0000-0002-8009-5681en_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Leeds - UOLen_US
cg.contributor.centerBirmingham City University - BCUen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe French Agricultural Research Center for International Development - CIRADen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.centerCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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