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April 06, 2014
Without access to accurate and comprehensive data, development practitioners may struggle to develop appropriate strategies  – they lack the information they need to determine what interventions are needed, and where.
March 17, 2014
GRAVIS, a Dryland Systems partner, is a development organization working for the empowerment of of rural communities in the Thar Desert, India.
March 17, 2014
Wheat stripe rust disease is a significant threat to wheat production in the dry areas of the world. CGIAR research initiatives are offering affected countries a series of practical solutions and strategies to counter this...
February 19, 2014
The effectiveness of agricultural extension is controlled by a range of factors: the capacity of extension agents; the quality of extension materials; and whether rural communities or civil society organizations are engaged...
January 16, 2014
The implementation of the ICARDA-led CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems continued to move ahead recently when a group of ICARDA scientists visited one of the Program’s ‘action sites’ in Jordan.
January 15, 2014
The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems adopts a ‘systems’ approach to agricultural research for development which effectively incorporates the constellation of social, economic, and institutional factors controlling...
January 15, 2014
The Institute of Agronomic Research in Tunisia (INRAT) is a state-run scientific institution whic
January 15, 2014
Applying a systems approach to improve the lives of people in the world's dry lands is a complex