Delivering Systems Solutions for Drylands

Systems approach

An integrated approach to improving food security

Research focus

Strengthening resilience in marginal areas; intensifying production in high-potential areas


The challenges facing food production in the Drylands


The innovations improving livelihoods in Dryland communities

& innovation

A new initiative in sub-Saharan Africa is reversing Africa’s rising dependence on imported wheat

Geospatial Science, Technology, and Applications for integrated agro-ecosystems research

News and Blogs

November 09, 2015
Land was the missing link in the development discourse until now. The new global agreement on land degradation...
November 05, 2015
Text and data mining techniques could help advance research faster and further, if only the copyright laws would...
October 19, 2015
Productivity and profitability of meat and milk production from small ruminants are geared by reproductive...

Synthesis of evidence presented at the International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands. 

Published April 29, 2013

A report summarizing the main concepts and approaches of Dryland Systems. 

Published May 16, 2013

How does Dryland Systems include the ‘capacity to innovate’ in its theory of change?

Published October 14, 2014