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Oasis brings together the research-for-development efforts of the Future Harvest Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in support of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).


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What is desertification ?

Definitions are difficult, but the problem is real and urgent

How agricultural research contributes?

Knowledge triggers enormous change

Research findings that may surprise you

All is not what it seems

Why invest in the drylands?

The benefits of action, the costs of inaction


Dryland success stories

Countering the doom and gloom


Desertification and the CGIAR

The UNCCD points out that much of the earth’s agricultural dryland area  More>>

Bioversity International Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas ( ICARDA) International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI ) International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Africa Rice Center (WARDA) World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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