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

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  • A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production

    Matteo Dainese; Emily A. Martin; Marcelo A. Aizen; Matthias Albrecht; Ignasi Bartomeus; Riccardo Bommarco; Luisa G. Carvalheiro; Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer; Vesna Gagic; Lucas A. Garibaldi; Jaboury Ghazoul; Heather Grab; Mattias Jonsson; Daniel S. Karp; Christina M. Kennedy; David Kleijn; Claire Kremen; Douglas A. Landis; Deborah K. Letourneau; Lorenzo Marini; Katja Poveda; Romina Rader; Henrik G. Smith; Teja Tscharntke; Georg K. S. Andersson; Isabelle Badenhausser; Svenja Baensch; Antonio Diego M. Bezerra; Felix J. J. A. Bianchi; Virginie Boreux; Vincent Bretagnolle; Berta Caballero-Lopez; Pablo Cavigliasso; Aleksandar Ćetković; Natacha P. Chacoff; Alice Classen; Sarah Cusser; Felipe D. da Silva e Silva; G. Arjen de Groot; Jan H. Dudenhöffer; Johan Ekroos; Thijs Fijen; Pierre Franck; Breno M. Freitas; Michael P. D. Garratt; Claudio Gratton; Juliana Hipólito; Andrea Holzschuh; Lauren Hunt; Aaron L. Iverson; Shalene Jha; Tamar Keasar; Tania N. Kim; Miriam Kishinevsky; Björn K. Klatt; Alexandra-Maria Klein; Kristin M. Krewenka; Smitha Krishnan; Ashley E. Larsen; Claire Lavigne; Heidi Liere; Bea Maas; Rachel E. Mallinger; Eliana Martinez Pachon; Alejandra Martínez-Salinas; Timothy D. Meehan; Matthew G. E. Mitchell; Gonzalo A. R. Molina; Maike Nesper; Lovisa Nilsson; Megan E. O'Rourke; Marcell K. Peters; Milan Plećaš; Simon G. Potts; Davi de L. Ramos; Jay A. Rosenheim; Maj Rundlöf; Adrien Rusch; Agustín Sáez; Jeroen Scheper; Matthias Schleuning; Julia M. Schmack;Amber R. Sciligo; Colleen Seymour; Dara A. Stanley; Rebecca Stewart; Jane C. Stout; Louis Sutter; Mayura B. Takada; Hisatomo Taki; Giovanni Tamburini; Matthias Tschumi; Blandina F. Viana; Catrin Westphal; Bryony K. Willcox; Stephen D. Wratten; Akira Yoshioka; Carlos Zaragoza-Trello; Wei Zhang78, Yi Zou; Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter. 2019. A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. ScienceAdvance. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0121

Conversation Starters

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

Research

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

Solutions

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

Impact

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