A satellite symposium on ‘Dryland Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation to Climate Change’, was held at Jodhpur, India, on February 13, 2019. The meeting was co-hosted by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR), Bioversity International, New Delhi, India and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI), Bangkok, Thailand with support from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Asia- Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB). The symposium was organized during the 13th International Conference on ‘Development of Drylands: Converting Dryland Areas from Grey into Green’ (13th ICDD) at Jodhpur, from February 11-14, 2019. The 13th ICDD was jointly organized by the Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI) and the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee year of the Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur and co-organized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi; Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS), New Delhi and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi. The objectives were to evaluate the current threats to dryland agrobiodiversity especially due to climate change, assess the agrobiodiversity in the Indian, Central and West Asian and North African dryland regions and deliberate on the required policy interventions to overcome the threats and challenges. This document provides the dialogues of the meeting and major recommendations emanating from them. Download the publication below:

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