About Thrive

How we can produce more food without wrecking the environment?

In order to feed 2 billion people by 2050, we need to take a serious look at the work we’ve done.  A moment to reflect on what has worked, what hasn’t, and what we can learn from.

Thrive, formerly known as the Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog, was created in 2012, as a space for discussion among researchers, academics and development professionals on natural resource management and agricultural development.  Over the past 3 years, it has grown into a flourishing opinion space.

Supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, we accept blog posts from our partners as well as guest posts.

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The views and opinions expressed on Thrive are strictly those of the author of each post. They do not represent the opinions of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) or of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) or any associated partners. This is an open space for constructive scientific discussion. If you disagree with the opinions or information displayed, please leave a comment or write to the editor: wle(at)cgiar.org.