Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

 

The CGIAR Consortium

The CGIAR Consortium

is a global research partnership for a food secure future. The CGIAR aims to reduce rural poverty, improve food security, human health and nutrition and encourage more sustainable management of natural resources.

The research is carried out by the 15 centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium, including the ICARDA and the ICRISAT, and which work closely together with hundreds of partner organizations.

ORGANIZERS

Associated partners

The Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)

The Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Its mission is to provide scientific and technical support to EU policies for the protection of the European and global environment.      

Located in Ispra, Italy, the IES carries out research to understand the complex interactions between human activity and the physical environment, and how to manage strategic resources (water, land, forests, food, minerals, etc.) in a more sustainable manner. Together with other JRC institutes, the IES provides the scientific basis for the conception, development, implementation and evaluation of EU policies that promote the greening of Europe and the global sustainable management of natural resources.

 IES
The Desertification Research Centre (NRD)

The Desertification Research Centre (NRD) is a research group of the University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, that promotes multidisciplinary research and studies on desertification and environmental degradation in the Mediterranean region.