13th ICDD Second Circular
13th International Conference on Development of Drylands

Themes and sub themes of the Conference

  • Climate change impact, adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Vulnerability of drylands to climate change
  • Climate smart farming
  • Climate services
  • Soil erosion and desertification process
  • Landscape management
  • Land degradation neutrality
  • Techniques to combat desertification
  • Integrated soil health management
  • Carbon sequestration in drylands
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Traditional and organic farming
  • Innovations in water harvesting
  • Efficient use of water including micro-irrigation
  • Modelling and measurement of water inputs
  • Water productivity assessments
  • Conservation (in situ and ex situ) and use of agro-biodiversity
  • Genetic improvement
  • Abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms
  • Arid horticulture
  • Protected and peri-urban agriculture
  • Abiotic and biotic stress management
  • Aquaculture for diversification
  • Livestock based integrated farming system
  • Enhancing resilience and livestock productivity
  • Livestock management for reduced GHG emissions
  • Rangeland management; Agroforestry for ecosystem sustainability
  • Post-harvest technology and value addition
  • Novel food processing technologies
  • Innovation in value chain
  • Bioscience and nanotechnology
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Farm mechanization and automation
  • Energy management in agriculture
  • Socio-economic monitoring and market intelligence
  • Empowerment of women and youth
  • Indigenous knowledge and heritage systems
  • Policies and institutions