CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems

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

April 22, 2016
Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas on the occasion of Earth Day 2016 themed Trees for Earth.
April 22, 2016
The short video  showcases the inspiring evidence of how trees can transform peoples’ lives and landscapes...
April 21, 2016
The book provides a synthesis of scientific and indigenous knowledge on trees and their role in the resilience of...

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
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Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Friday, June 17, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016