We’re in it together
The future success of the IDFIS lies in attracting and optimizing such collaboration. Identifying and unlocking abundant regional desert farming expertise is only possible through partnerships with the region’s National Research and Education Institutions (NARES) and essential but non-traditional collaborators such as biotechnology industries, investment facilities, and the private. In fact the adoption of IDFIP by the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) in May 2023 highlightes the increasing global recognition of such initiatives for food production in desert regions.
Breaking down silos promotes shared knowledge, expertise, and capacities, and is a vital and continuous process for building relevant solutions. It is critical to foster such collaboration to address the challenges faced by dryland communities around the world.