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

June 18, 2016
Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: "Our efforts for sustainable development, for peace and stability in drylands...
June 16, 2016
The photo story highlights the causes and consequences of land degradation, and the need for inclusive...
June 16, 2016
Implementing sustainable solutions with Conservation Agriculture.

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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