Interventions and Implementation Needs for Sustainable Dryland Development

  • William D. Dar
Conference paper

The CGIAR Future Harvest Centres carry out agricultural research to support development that combats desertification. With a wide array of partners around the world, we have been studying the problem for three decades. I want to share with you some of our observations on ways to improve the success of interventions and their implementation.

Desertification is a downward spiral, with a dead-end outcome. Towns are abandoned, livelihoods are lost. People become refugees or are driven to crime and violence as they fight over dwindling resources. The world must help these people to find a better future.


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© UNESCO 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. Dar
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  1. 1.Director General ICRISATHyderabadPakistan

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