Project Details


Duration: 13/Sep/2018 - 31/May/2023

Locations: Asia

Project contact: Dr Jana Kholova (

Donor: Academic institute eg university or college

CGIAR Research Program: GLDC

The main objectives of RAINDROPS are: 1) to develop cutting-edge methodology for identifying direct evidence of water management practice from crop remains; 2) to identify strong adaptive practices in drylands cultivation, with particular emphasis on rain-fed agriculture and drought resistant crops (i.e. finger millet and sorghum); and, 3) to establish past water management and land use practices at three biophysical hotspots in Asia and Africa.

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