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Jodhpur, India 11-14 February 2019

Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green

13th International Conference on Dryland Development

Titre : 13th International Conference on Dryland Development "Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green"

Lieu et date : Jodhpur, India 11-14 February 2019

Organisation  : Organized by the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) and Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI) and hosted by the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)

Drylands cover about 41% of earth’s land area and are home to 38% of world population. A majority (>90%) of the people of this ecosystem live in developing countries. With fragile natural resource base, achieving food security in drylands has been a great challenge. With the threat of climate change looming large and additional threat of massive out-migration, the livelihoods of more than 2 billion people who live in these areas, will be further at risk. The efforts of research and development community and policymakers dealing with dry areas and aiming at sustainable management of natural resources have to be boosted in order to optimize adaptive mechanism and risk aversion elements for the dryland communities. Fast sharing of knowledge and capacity building of all the stakeholders in dryland will have to be an essential element of these efforts. Institutional reforms at the ecosystem level to bridge the divide in the governance of different natural resources including water coupled with the global commitment for greater coordination in legal, policy and management issues shall pave the path for sustainable livelihood security in drylands and in converting dryland areas from grey to green.

Climate Change in Drylands
Managing Land Degradation and Desertification
Soil Health Management, Carbon Sequestration and Conservation Agriculture
Water Harvesting and Improving Water Productivity
Conservation and Use of Agro-biodiversity in Drylands, Developing Adapted Cultivars
Sustainable Intensification and Diversification in Drylands - Arid-horticulture, Aquaculture and Protected Agriculture
Livestock, Rangeland and Agroforestry Management
Post-harvest Management and Value Chain
Renewable Energy, Farm Mechanization and Automation
Role of Policies, Institutions and Markets in improving Livelihood Security and Resilience of Dryland Communities

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