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

Uniting agriculture and nature for poverty reduction

WLE is a global research-for-development program working through partnerships to provide sustainable solutions for people and societies.

Visit the 2015 research highlights

Research

140 research projects in 48 countries carried out in collaboration with more than 450 partners

Solutions

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

Impact

366,000 farmers use new technologies and 2,5 million hectares are under improved use or management

Highlights

News

Thrive

  • CIFOR's photo of agricultural deforestation in Brazil

    Can a deforestation driver become a forest protector?

  • Farmer in China's Guizhou province spreading pesticide on her crops.

    China's new crop of cash

  • Laos' Nam Xong river (also spelled Nam Song).

    A clearer vision of Laos' Nam Xong

Publications