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April 06, 2016
CGIAR scientists spearheading agricultural research programs around the world gather with partners this week to set new research and investment priorities for the global agri-food science community.
March 22, 2016
Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: "Water scarcity is a constant problem for dryland countries and a growing one globally in the face of increasing population and food demand, climate change, rising temperatures and frequent...
March 09, 2016
A culture prohibiting women to appear in public, combined with a widespread lack of education, means women enjoy few if any economic opportunities. This is no longer the case for Nafasgul, a female farmer in Parwan.
March 08, 2016
Our researchers and local partners are working to close the gender gap in barley farming in order to empower women and boost production and incomes in Ethiopia.
March 08, 2016
Having joined their Village Development Committee, women in Rajasthan can take part in critical decisions that affect their family and local community in dealing with lack of water. 
March 08, 2016
Mani and other women have established self-help groups in her village in the ‪drylands‬ of ‪Rajasthan‬ to share information, knowledge and resources on improved water management practices and cultivation of better and varied...
March 07, 2016
Explore Women and Gender in Drylands, a multimedia story discussing gender issues and highlighting examples of successful gender-responsive research interventions in rural drylands of the developing world.
March 07, 2016
Statement by Dr. Richard Thomas: "Today we celebrate the International Women’s Day 2016 by shining the spotlight on the incredible contributions of women and girls in rural drylands."