Q.1. If you had to start again, what would you do differently to reach an effective and
efficient system research with impact at scale?
Invest in developing the concept (by bringing a small group of expert) of dryland
Criteria for projects will be based on the match between project goal and DS
Identify projects missing to meet goal of dryland system research
Selection of action sites that will meet criteria of dryland system research
Revise the number of sites based on available funds
Invest in capacity building of all the participants involved in implementation of the
Q.2. What need to be done in the next year to have an integrated and coherent CRP
Develop a conceptual frame work of system research for dryland, which should
be a central document. Such a document should be concise.
Identify projects that are needed in the research portfolio and strengthen them, if
needed bring in new projects
Identify projects not contributing to conceptual frame of DS research, and reform
Q.3. What do you require as services from the central unit to support you in the region?
Good capacity building in the system research and system research support
Timely and effective communication mechanism among all participants and staff.
Supporting the resourcing of activities