The article provides an alternative approach to conceptualizing resilience, based on monitoring resilience of the development process, rather than resilience of a given system.
New article provides an innovative, holistic definition of food system resilience.
The book provides a synthesis of scientific and indigenous knowledge on trees and their role in the resilience of ecosystems, people and livelihoods in the drylands of Eastern Africa.
Banishing old superstitions, farmers in Pakistan are now embracing the cactus pear as a multipurpose income-generating crop to reduce risks associated with climate change.
It is common for dryland communities living in this area to lose 30% or more of their herd annually. However improved forage varieties and better agronomic practices can make a huge difference in terms of increasing forage reserves and saving livestock that is critical to pastoralist livelihoods. These practices help reduce poverty and increase resilience and adaptation to climate change.
The debate on the definition of resilience amongst scientists of dryland systems is not one to end anytime soon. The concept of resilience is defined differently be different people, and that these differences do matter
Building capacity for adaptation to environmental change and resilient development processes among farmers and livestock keepers is a key objective for Dryland Systems. But has the concept of resilience been effectively integrated in development programming strategies to affect real change in dryland communities in the Horn of Africa?
Dryland Systems scientists argue that in order to contextualize resilience and development in drylands we have to ask the question: Resilience of what, to what and for whom?
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