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




  • Blog Post
    Extreme erosion is eating away at productive farmland and harming water supplies

    Erosion is eating away at African farms. Here’s why measuring the damage is so important

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    Farmer with a bag of fortifer in Kpong Irrigation Scheme, in Asutuare in Ghana

    Can you imagine a world of waste-wise cities? Accra leads the way


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