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Transforming dryland food systems 

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Resource ID

18903

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Climate change and Dryland stresses, Diversification, ICT / Knowledge management, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

23 Jul 21

Title

Transforming dryland food systems

Keywords

Dryland Agriculture, Food Systems, Poverty, Hunger, Smallholder farmers, Food production, Agricultural productivity, Climate change, South-South Collaboration

New ICRISAT Research Programs (2021)

Research Program – Resilient Farm and Food Systems

Language

English

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1916-1, 23 July 2021

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/transforming-dryland-food-systems/

Description

About 60% of the total arable land in South Asia is under dryland agriculture, while the corresponding figure for sub-Saharan Africa is around 70%. Drylands contribute more than half the food production in the world (crops, livestock and livestock products). Drylands are also home to the largest number of malnourished, and the poorest of the poor. Extreme poverty and hunger are predominantly rural, although poverty does exist in urban areas too. Smallholder farmers, their families and communities make up a very significant proportion of the poor and hungry. Thus, eradicating poverty and hunger are integrally linked with boosting food production, agricultural productivity and rural incomes.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

23 Jul 21

SDG

02-Zero_Hunger

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