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



  • Groundwater and sustainable development - New WLE/IWMI-supported reports highlight urgencyread original article on external website

  • Fine-tuning flood risk management: New pilots and post-flood recovery in Indiaread original article on external website

  • IWMI/WLE bring solar, reuse & remote sensing solutions to Dryland Dev't Conferenceread original article on external website



Conversation Starters

One farmer’s soil choices could offset the carbon emissions of a round trip New York-Nairobi flight.


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


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


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