Livelihood Systems

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Rural livelihoods in the semi-arid tropics often depend on agriculture, yet present diversity across regions, communities and between households. These livelihoods systems are vulnerable because they are exposed to various dryland stresses such as lack of rainfall and high temperatures.  

280 million Number of people who live on less than $1 a day in dryland Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

2 out of 3 -  Africans depend on smallscale farming for livelihoods

30  - African countries will see population double by 2050

42% -  Youth are unemployed in sub Saharan Afric

30 - 60% - People on average rely on non-farm incomes in SSA and South Asia.

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