Underground Taming of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI), an IWMI/WLE/CCAFS project, involves diverting water flows from rivers or canals at times when these flows pose a flood risk to recharge the groundwater via village ponds or small dams, which are modified for this purpose.
Almost 300 researchers and practitioners attended Seeds of Change, an interdisciplinary conference on gender equality in agricultural research for development. WLE/IWMI and affiliated researchers contribute to sessions and discussions of three day event.
Much of the developing world, including Sri Lanka, is facing an organic waste challenge, but the right economic incentives and business models can help turn waste into food and energy, WLE/IWMI told a recent business forum in Colombo.
A collection of opportunities for researchers working on sustainable agriculture issues: grants, workshops, journal calls, and related notices. Learn how to join the Thrive Network for Sustainable Agriculture Researchers.
Scientists and government officials are collaborating with communities to test out new approaches to reversing land degradation—methods that might have potential to change the status of the entire highlands region from vastly degraded to successfully restored.