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Complex Integrated Systems

Research to increase productivity
while preserving natural resources.

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT

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High Risk of Land Degradation

How to maintain income, but stop deforestation and erosion?

Photo by Jianchu Xu, ICRAF

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Challenging Production Systems

How to make better use of human and natural resources?

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT

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Improving Nutrition

How to get richer and more diverse diets?

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT

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Drudgery

What if these were schoolbags?

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT

Humidtropics

Humidtropics, a CGIAR Research Program led by IITA, seeks to transform the lives of the rural poor in tropical Americas, Asia and Africa. It uses integrated systems research and unique partnership platforms for better impact on poverty and eco-systems integrity. Research organizations that are involved in core partnership with Humidtropics are: AVRDC, Bioversity, CIAT, CIP, FARA, icipe, ICRAF, IITA, ILRI, IWMI, and WUR.