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

May 22, 2016
Apply for a GIS summer internship with the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems in Amman, Jordan.
May 22, 2016
Unsystematic and excessive load on rangelands in Uzbekistan has led to strong processes of land degradation and...
May 04, 2016
ILRI seeks to recruit two post-doctoral fellows funded by CGIAR to help integrate gender in technical work...

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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