CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)

Connected thinking, compelling solutions

WLE is a global research-for-development program connecting partners to deliver agriculture solutions
that enhance natural resources – and the lives of people who rely on them

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Publications

  • A comparison of global agricultural monitoring systems and current gaps

    Fritz, Steffen; See, Linda; Bayas, Juan Carlos Laso; Waldner, François; Jacques, Damien; Becker-Reshef, Inbal; Whitcraft, Alyssa; Baruth, Bettina; Bonifacio, Rogerio; Crutchfield, Jim; Rembold, Felix; Rojas, Oscar; Schucknecht, Anne; Van der Velde, Marijn; Verdin, James; Wuk, Bingfang; Yank, Nana; You, Liangzhi; Gilliams, Sven; Mücher, Sander; Tetrault, Robert; Moorthy, Inian; McCallum, Ian. 2019. A comparison of global agricultural monitoring systems and current gaps. Agricultural systems.168(2019):258-272 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2018.05.010
  • Which practices co‐deliver food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and combat land‐degradation and desertification?

    Smith, Pete; Calvin, Katherine; Nkem, Johnson; Campbell, Donovan; Cherubini, Francesco; Grassi, Giacomo; Korotkov, Vladimir; Hoang, Anh Le; Lwasa, Shuaib; McElwee, Pamela; Nkonya, Ephraim; Saigusa, Nobuko; Soussana, Jean‐Francois; Taboada, Miguel Angel; Manning, Frances; Nampanzira, Dorothy; Arias‐Navarro, Cristina; Vizzarri, Matteo; House, Jo; Roe, Stephanie; Cowie, Annette; Rounsevell, Mark; Arneth, Almut. 2019. Which practices co‐deliver food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and combat land‐degradation and desertification? Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14878

Conversation Starters

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Research

120+ research projects in 79 countries carried out in collaboration with more than 350 partners

Solutions

Evidence-based land and water management innovations for sustainable intensification of agriculture at scale

Impact

333,000 farmers use new technologies and 2,9 million hectares are under improved use or management