WLE is a global research-for-development program working through partnerships to provide sustainable solutions for people and societies.
WLE works to to ensure that agricultural intensification benefits smallholder farmer livelihoods, is sustainable and makes use of the services provided by ecosystems.
We aim to tackle key global challenges related to water scarcity, climate variability and environmental degradation and work from farm to landscape scale. [learn more]
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Water is an essential resource, for households, industries and not least for millions of farmers. But, what about water rights — what determines who gets what and what they can do with it? That’s the question WLE researchers Tim Williams and Alan Nicol discuss on the most recent episode of the Thrive Podcast.
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Solutions and Tools
WLE co-designs evidence-based solutions and tools that help decision makers and investors achieve sustainable agricultural intensification, thus improving the livelihoods and incomes of millions of farmers while protecting the natural resources they depend on.
Research Highlights and Outcome Stories
WLE collaborates with diverse range of partners to implement more than 140 research projects across the developing world to prove that sustainable agricultural intensification is both economically viable and possible on a large scale. The stories below illustrate that if we approach agriculture differently, we can grow all the food we need, at a cost that all can afford, while protecting the environment.
There is no magic bullet solution to solve the food and environmental challenges facing us. The Thrive blog provides a space where researchers, academics and development professionals can share their perspectives and ideas on natural resource management and agriculture development.