Caravan 27: Research integration in practice
Communication Team ICARDA. (3/8/2012). Caravan 27: Research integration in practice. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This issue of Caravan describes the new program, and some of the research innovations it will build on. The issue begins with two ‘opinion pieces’ by scientists from partner organizations in the CRP. They share lessons learnt from past successes (and failures), and ideas that could be applied to dryland systems worldwide. Other articles present examples of the integrated, multi-disciplinary approach that is central to the CRP on Dryland Systems – farming systems research, water-saving irrigation methods, salinity management, conservation agriculture, rangelands, feed and fodder, animal breeding and horticulture. We look at new approaches for selecting research sites, and an innovative project that helps women access high-value export markets.
green pepper; green urea; watershed research; re-greening; community-led research; on-farm water productivity; drylands system; farm cooperatives; yarn; highland farming systems; natural fertilizer; cgiar challenge program for water and food; low-cost technologies; sheep owners; gis-based approach; gis maps; biodrainage; salt-degraded farmland; angora goats; international partnerships; karkheh river basin; agro-ecologies; small-scale farmers; crop-livestock integration; rangeland; arabian peninsula; landraces; Barley; Wheat
biodiversity; biotechnology; breeding; climate change; conservation agriculture; crops; irrigation; land degradation; livelihoods; livestock; monitoring; plant breeding; rangelands; research; small ruminants; technology; watersheds; salinity; gis; feeds; south asia; india; dates; nitrogen; fodder; central asia; integration; soil erosion; farmers; genomics; north africa; water resources; genes; mohair; green revolution; soil moisture; nutrients; range management; fodder crops; indigenous breeds; flocks; soil amendments; ecosystems; maghreb; food production; yields; middle east; waterlogging