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

Drylands

The challenges facing food production in the Drylands

Impacts

The innovations improving livelihoods in Dryland communities

Knowledge
& 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

January 27, 2016
Research on biodiversity in drylands unlocks critical insights relevant to climate change and global food and...
January 26, 2016
Year 2015 saw the implementation of several integrated systems research initiatives to combat land degradation,...
January 19, 2016
New climate change study uses econometric cross sectional analysis modeling to observe medium and long-term...

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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