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For dry areas the core problem is that growing food requires much more water than all other uses combined, that is to say, in dry areas there just isn't enough water to grow food. The complex challenges facing dry areas cannot be solved with one silver bullet, but will require an
integrated approach involving sustainable natural resource management, crop and livestock genetic
improvement as well as socio-economic innovation.
Keynote speech made by Dr Frank Rijsberman at the Opening Ceremony of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, Abu Dhabi, February 3, 2014.