Dryland Systems: South AsiaPeter Craufurd, ICRISAT, IndiaPhoto courtesy GRAVIS
Inception phase2• Identifying key partners• Analysis macro-level data• Regional workshops to identify:― Sites and priority...
Action sites/target research areasChakwalRaisenRajasthanBijapurAnantapurCountry LGP<90d(km2)LGP 90-180d (km2)India 606,665...
Rationale for Action Site selection• Extensive & intensive crop-livestock &livestock systems• Black & red soil systems• Ra...
PartnersRegional coordinator: ICRISATCGIAR partners: Bioversity, CIP, ICARDA, ICRAF, ILRI,IWMINARS partners: Indian Counci...
Key research areasLand use change (ha) JaiselmerOthers/Rangelands to Rainfed-single crop(SC) 110,900Others/Rangelands to I...
Key research areasAgro-Biodiversity assessment• Agro-biodiversity survey tool developed• Surveys planned in Rajasthan, Bij...
Key research areasHousehold livelihood, technology adoption& vulnerability analyses• >15 villages representingdifferent pr...
Key research areasGender & climate changeJoint activity with CGIAR ClimateChange program (CCAFS)• Setting up climate-smart...
Key research areasTechnology & policy options• Identifying technologies & policiesthat have worked in Action Sites withpar...
Key Research AreasInstitutional innovation & changeComponent 2009-10 2012 KharifArea (m ha) 0.2 3.73No. of Villages 1,440 ...
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South Asia Outcomes of the Inception Phase

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Peter Craufurd of ICRISAT – India presented the outcomes of the inception phase of the dryland systems program in South Asia at the Launch in Amman in May of 2013. He noted that in the inception phase key partners were identified, an analysis of macro-level data was undertaken and a regional level workshop identified priority sites, observed changes in the systems, identified major drivers of change and future trajectories and generated research hypothesis and activities. Target research areas and action sites were identified in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan through site selection based on crop and livestock systems, soil delineation, irrigation systems, vulnerability to natural resource degradation, rapid change areas, and areas with poor livelihood indices. Partners including Bioversity, CIP, ICRAF, ILRI, and IWMI were also identified.

Key research areas were mapped using land use change and biomass assessment tools via remote sensing techniques. This information led to a cutting edge agro-biodiversity assessment with more studies planned in Rajastan, Bijapur and Anantapur in 2013.

In order to facilitate an understanding of household livelihood, technology adoption and vulnerability more than 15 villages representing different production systems were identified, baseline data from 1000 households was collected and data was analyzed to characterize communities and help target research.

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South Asia Outcomes of the Inception Phase

  1. 1. Dryland Systems: South AsiaPeter Craufurd, ICRISAT, IndiaPhoto courtesy GRAVIS
  2. 2. Inception phase2• Identifying key partners• Analysis macro-level data• Regional workshops to identify:― Sites and priority production &livelihood systems― Observed changes in systems― Major drivers of change & futuretrajectories of change― Research hypotheses andactivities• Initiation baseline datacollection
  3. 3. Action sites/target research areasChakwalRaisenRajasthanBijapurAnantapurCountry LGP<90d(km2)LGP 90-180d (km2)India 606,665 1,241,768Pakistan 786,262 78,100Afghanistan 527,819 86,686
  4. 4. Rationale for Action Site selection• Extensive & intensive crop-livestock &livestock systems• Black & red soil systems• Rainfed, stored soil moisture & irrigatedsystems• Areas highly vulnerable to natural resourcedegradation• Areas undergoing rapid change (e.g.migration, non-farm employment)• Areas with poor livelihood indices• Country/policy comparisons
  5. 5. PartnersRegional coordinator: ICRISATCGIAR partners: Bioversity, CIP, ICARDA, ICRAF, ILRI,IWMINARS partners: Indian Council Agricultural Research(ICAR), Indian Agricultural Ministries, PakistanAgricultural Research Council (PARC), Ministry ofAgriculture (Afghanistan)Agricultural Universities: University of AgriculturalSciences, Karnataka; Acharya NG Ranga AgriculturalUniversity, Andhra PradeshNational & State-based NGOs: BAIF, GRAVIS
  6. 6. Key research areasLand use change (ha) JaiselmerOthers/Rangelands to Rainfed-single crop(SC) 110,900Others/Rangelands to Irrigated-SC/doublecrop (DC) 2,394Rainfed-SC to Irrigated-SC/DC 95,331Rainfed-SC to others 25,175Mapping of land-use change &biomass assessment via remote-sensing & physical measurement
  7. 7. Key research areasAgro-Biodiversity assessment• Agro-biodiversity survey tool developed• Surveys planned in Rajasthan, Bijapur &Anantapur in 2013
  8. 8. Key research areasHousehold livelihood, technology adoption& vulnerability analyses• >15 villages representingdifferent production systemsidentified• Baseline data from ~1000households collected• Data will be analysed tocharacterise communities &to help target researchPhoto courtesy GRAVIS
  9. 9. Key research areasGender & climate changeJoint activity with CGIAR ClimateChange program (CCAFS)• Setting up climate-smart villages in Bijapur &Anantapur• Identifying role of social institutions, social capitaland social networks in adaptation processes &practices• Mobilising & supporting building social capital• Identifying technologies that are gender-friendly
  10. 10. Key research areasTechnology & policy options• Identifying technologies & policiesthat have worked in Action Sites withpartners• Use models to assess potential value/benefits/trade-offs of interventions• With partners, testing & scaling-up and out oftechnologies, e.g.• Soil-test based nutrient application & improvedcultivars• Agricultural water management• Improved livestock feeding systems
  11. 11. Key Research AreasInstitutional innovation & changeComponent 2009-10 2012 KharifArea (m ha) 0.2 3.73No. of Villages 1,440 26,293No. of farmers (millions) 0.2 4.39No. of farmer facilitators 517 9,700No. of lead farmers 1,867 45,000Scaling up ‘Bhoochetana’ in Karnataka, India
  12. 12. Thank you!ICRISAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium

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