Amman, Jordan, October 10 2016: This week, October 10 to 17, we join the global CGIAR campaign to proudly celebrate the research-for-development contributions of our program and that our partners toward three UN International Days:
- International Day of Rural Women (15 Oct)
- World Food Day (16 Oct)
- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct).
#CGIARGoals: The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems is part of the CGIAR and global effort to tackle poverty, hunger, and environmental degradation. We work to deliver results on the ground by designing research-in-development activities that contribute to reducing rural poverty in drylands, increasing food security, improving nutrition and health, empowering and providing new opportunities for women and young people in agriculture, and sustaining the management of natural resources in an equitable fashion.
Our approach is to tackle grand dryland challenges on a large scale, aiming for clear outcomes and focusing on people, results, and efficiency.
Our program Results Framework (Impact Pathway and Theory of Change) aligns with the new direction of the CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework 2016–2025, and responds directly to the proposed United Nations post-2015Sustainable Development Goals.