ICARDA and Sahara & Sahel Observatory: building resilient pastoral systems
ICARDA scientists recently met with The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) team of experts to discuss the potential of collaboration in research on pastoral systems and adaptation to address climate change impacts on rural farmers. The OSS initiates and facilitates partnerships on common challenges related to managing shared water resources and implementing international agreements on desertification, biodiversity, and climate change in Africa.
The meeting focused on adopting an innovative knowledge-sharing approach to take ICARDA’s research to a higher policy level for advocacy, change and impact among dryland farmer communities. The two organizations can potentially speed up adaptation actions and measures to help modernize dryland pastoral systems while informing and improving the agricultural sector policies by growing and innovating knowledge management and exchange.