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

Highlights

News

Thrive

Publications

  • Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa

    Cuthbert, Mark O.; Taylor, Richard G.; Favreau, Guillaume; Todd, Martin C.; Shamsudduha, Mohammad; Villholth, Karen G.; MacDonald, Alan M.; Scanlon, Bridget R.; Kotchoni, D. O. Valerie; Vouillamoz, Jean-Michel; Lawson, Fabrice M. A.; Adjomayi, Philippe Armand; Kashaigili, Japhet; Seddon, David; Sorensen, James P. R.; Ebrahim, Girma Yimer; Owor, Michael; Nyenje, Philip M.; Nazoumou, Yahaya; Goni, Ibrahim; Ousmane, Boukari Issoufou; Sibanda, Tenant; Ascott, Matthew J.; Macdonald, David M. J.; Agyekum, William; Koussoubé, Youssouf; Wanke, Heike; Kim, Hyungjun; Wada, Yoshihide; Lo, Min-Hui; Oki, Taikan; Kukuric, Neno. 2019. Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature. 572, pages230–234

Conversation Starters

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

Research

113 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