3rd International Conference on Drylands

A major challenge for the drylands is the quest for the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Indeed, agriculture is at the core of the livelihoods and social wellbeing of the inhabitants of the drylands, and thus the role of research, innovation and partnership for agricultural development are central. This is the focus of the 3rd International Conference on the Drylands scheduled to take place from Monday 24th to Friday 28th September 2018. The Conference aims to bring together scientists, farmers, policy makers, civil society organizations and the private sector from across the globe to examine how the SDGs would be attained in the drylands in the face of resource scarcity, climate change and the emerging conflicts. The conference will examine how public policies, research and development programmes will contribute in insuring food security and attainment of the SDGs. The theme of this year's Conference is “Resource Constraints, Conflicts and Changing Climate in the Drylands: options for attaining SDGs”. In the recent years, many nations in the drylands have been awash with conflicts such as rebellion, insurgency and pastoralist-farmer clashes with attendant loss of lives and properties and impairment of Agricultural development