Natural Resource Management

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Dryland regions suffer water scarcity and land degradation. On farm and community approaches to better manage natural resources are helping farmers to intensify agricultural production in a sustainable way.

2025 - The  year by which 1/3 of the world's population will face water scarcity

94 million ha - Total arable land that is rain-fed agriculture (over 60%) out of a total of 142 million ha in India

>12 million ha -  Extent of agricultural land lost to rapid desertification every year (UNCDD)

55% - Yield increase in poor Sahelian soils (in Niger) with fertilizer microdosing 

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