The InterDrought- IV Conference offered a unique and timely platform to explore the state of the science on crop adaptation to water-limited environments and the possibilities for improvement. The intent was to obtain an integrated view of progress across disciplines (agronomy, physiology, modelling, breeding, genetics, molecular biology) in order to facilitate the needed connectivity among disciplines for effective advance. We are hopeful that this selection of eight papers from the conference, published as a Special Edition of Crop & Pasture Science, will help the trans-disciplinary connectivity required to advance the practical solutions to drought prone farming that will be needed to support the critical global endeavour on securing sufficient food production.
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