Sustainable Development of Drylands in Asia & Middle East Project (USAID)

The IALC managed the project: “Sustainable Development of Drylands in Asia and the Middle East” through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Included on the project were the University of Arizona; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and New Mexico State University along with the Badia Research and Development Centre, Jordan. Advisory institutions included the Desert Research Institute, Nevada; Jewish National Fund/KKL, Israel; South Dakota State University; and Texas A&M – Kingsville. This seven-year Cooperative Agreement implemented three interdependent objectives:

  1. improve wise use and re-use of water, treated wastewater and soil resources at the farm, community and regional levels;
  2. support human and institutional capacity development in arid lands agricultural development and conservation by partnering with educational and other institutions of host country nations,
  3. apply appropriate technology, especially information technology, to support sustainable arid lands development. Project countries included Afghanistan/Pakistan, Jordan, Yemen, and India.


Final Report