Climate change and Dryland stresses, Development Pathways, Natural resource management
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
SCIENTISTS: PARTNERING WITH FARMERS CRUCIAL FOR SAVING DEGRADED LANDS
Degraded Lands, Global Land Restoration, ICRAF, UNCCD, Research in Development, sub-Saharan Africa, Natural Resources Management, Double Farmers’ Income, Land Degradation Neutrality
IUCN, UNCCD,IFAD, ICRAF
Asia Program, Innovation systems for the Drylands, ICRISAT Development Centre, Systems Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture
Highlighting successful farmer-led initiatives, scientists demonstrate the importance of the ‘Research in Development’ approach for the global land restoration effort. If degraded lands have to be saved embedding research within farmer-focused development initiatives is essential, echoed scientists on the sidelines of the 14th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification here on Monday. They cited successful land restoration initiatives in Africa and India to make the point.