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July 20, 2014
A new initiative is synthesizing knowledge related to the resilience-strengthening aspects of agro-forestry across the drylands of Eastern and Southern Africa.
June 17, 2014
As we celebrate the UN’s World Day to Combat Desertification, it is worthwhile noting why the effort on drylands should be accelerated, with greater focus on the spectrum of partnerships required. 
June 08, 2014
The Chinyanja Triangle, a highly populated region in Southern Africa, is the focus of the Dryland Systems’ gender research team in East and Southern Africa.
June 04, 2014
In the Indian state of Karnataka, research has adopted a new approach - ‘farmer facilitator’ - to introduce gender equality to farmers and rural communities.
June 04, 2014
The estimated 500 million family farmers worldwide are often the main food producers in many regions, making vital contributions to the variety and quality of local diets. Paradoxically, many also struggle on marginal lands...
May 28, 2014
Tackling the ‘gender gap’ that pervades many parts of the dry areas should be a core development goal, up there with other priorities like climate change, education, and economics.
May 27, 2014
What are the strategic topics to guide gender research within the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems?
May 27, 2014
Dryland Systems' gender strategy - a three-year plan to guide implementation across three broad areas: integrative research, strategic research, and capacity development.