The 11th International Conference on Dryland Development, with the theme “Global Climate Change and its Impact on Food & Energy Security in the Dry lands”, will be organized by the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) and hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI, China), 18-23 March 2013 in Beijing, China. It will be  co-sponsored by the Association of Agricultural Research Institutions of Near East and North Africa (AARINENA), Arid Land Research Centre (ALRC, Japan), Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI),  Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM), Desert Research Institute (DRI, USA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), United Nations University (UNU), and World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Conference will be supported by the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID), Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), International Development Research Center (IDRC-Canada), International Fund for Development (IFAD), other international and national organizations.

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Letter of Prof. Dr. Adel El-Beltagy, Chair, IDDC, and President of CIHEAM Governing Board (1808 downloads)

First Announcement of the 11th ICDD (4934 downloads)

History of ICDD (1684 downloads)