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August 28, 2014
Dairy products are highly nutrient foods that provide calcium, minerals, and other essential vitamins. However, processing techniques can vary form one region to the other – leading to vast differences in quality. 
August 14, 2014
Livestock are an important resource of income for rural communities in dry areas and there is a continued effort by Dryland System researchers to increase income through improving animal productivity.
August 05, 2014
CGIAR water and soil specialists are leading efforts designed to integrate research between water and soil conservation, and vegetation and grazing management. 
July 27, 2014
A three-day training introduced participants to scientific methods for monitoring and recording flock performance - many breeders tend not to dedicate enough efforts to monitoring flock performance, reducing the chances of...
July 27, 2014
A group of Dryland Systems scientists who previously led the selection of the Program sites in West Africa are currently exploring how to improve agricultural productivity through satellite technology. 
July 23, 2014
Dr. Richard Thomas, the incoming Director of the Dryland Systems Program, shares his thoughts on challenges and opportunities for improving livelihoods for people in the world's dry areas.
July 22, 2014
The past six months have seen considerable progress on the ground as the Dryland Systems program tests integrated approaches to reduce vulnerability and support sustainable intensification. 
July 20, 2014
Sonia Dediaf, a specialist in animal breeding from Tunisia’s National Research Institute (INRA), discusses the implementation of the Dryland Systems initiative in the Sidi bou Zid Action Site.