The 2016 International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands takes off in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The 2016 International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands gathers world experts to find a path forward for boosting pulses production in the developing countries through measures in science, development investments, policy and markets.
New preliminary study with young people in the drylands of Marocoo reveals insights for future policy and agricultural development.
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.
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 droughts, land degradation and desertification."
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.
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.
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 crops for greater nutrition, food and water security.