CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
Connected thinking, compelling solutions
WLE is a research-for-development program delivering agriculture solutions
that enhance natural resources and the well being of people in the Global South
The impact of COVID-19 on the food system in Nairobi
The city of Nairobi's informal economy has been severely affected by Covid-19. A series of case studies conducted by the Mazingira Institute and supported by WLE, showed the different ways in which some of these impacts occurred.
This tool provides case studies for building culturally grounded indicators of resilience for indigenous and local communities. Approaches can be applied to other places and cultural contexts within the geographic regions in which they were developed.
How cloud technology is being used to innovate new globally applicable decision support tools to maintain food production and minimize large-scale food waste, while still maintaining social distancing practices.
Land degradation is one of the biggest and expanding threat to smallholder farmers in the drylands across the globe. In Chad researchers, government and development are working together to find solutions with the help of spatial soil data visualization.
Nguyen-Khoa, S.; McCartney, Matthew; Funge-Smith, S.; Smith, L.; Senaratna Sellamuttu, Sonali; Dubois, M. 2020. Increasing the benefits and sustainability of irrigation through the integration of fisheries: a guide for water planners, managers and engineers. Rome, Italy: FAO; Penang, Malaysia: WorldFish; Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 92p. [doi: 10.4060/cb2025en]
CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 2020. ရေရှည် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုးတက်မှု အတွက် မြေအောက်ရေ၏ အရေးပါမှု [Groundwater: critical for sustainable development – in Burmese ]. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 16p.