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

July 19, 2016
ELD brings us closer to achieving a dynamic equilibrium between man, land and land-based ecosystems.
July 15, 2016
Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: "Minimal or lack of involvement of young people – and young women in particular...
July 14, 2016
A photo story that calls for empowering the young in agriculture so they won’t have to leave home for a better...

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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