An integrated agro-ecosystem and livelihood systems approach for the poor and vulnerable in dry areas

  title={An integrated agro-ecosystem and livelihood systems approach for the poor and vulnerable in dry areas},
  author={Maarten van Ginkel and Jeff Sayer and Fergus Sinclair and Aden Aw-Hassan and Deborah Bossio and Peter Craufurd and Mohammed El Mourid and Nasri I. Haddad and David Hoisington and Nancy Johnson and Carlos Le{\'o}n Velarde and V{\'i}ctor Mares and Andrew Mude and Ali Nefzaoui and Andrew P. Noble and Kilaru Purna Chandra Rao and Rachid Serraj and Shirley Tarawali and Raymond S. Vodouh{\`e} and Rodomiro Ortiz},
  journal={Food Security},
More than 400 million people in the developing world depend on dryland agriculture for their livelihoods. Dryland agriculture involves a complex combination of productive components: staple crops, vegetables, livestock, trees and fish interacting principally with rangeland, cultivated areas and watercourses. Managing risk and enhancing productivity through diversification and sustainable intensification is critical to securing and improving rural livelihoods. The main biophysical constraints… CONTINUE READING
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