The Smartstick, a breakthrough technology developed by WLE and IWMI, is a low-cost device that delivers real time water level and discharge measurements, to support water savings and productivity improvement at the farm level in Uzbekistan.
At a recent workshop, experts in remote sensing shared the latest innovations in digital data with insurance professionals, to enable insurers to build better products that help more farmers in Sri Lanka cope with climate risk.
Scientists from WLE contributed significantly to the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, which proposes that 10% of EU agricultural landscapes should be managed for the conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats.
The Agrobiodiversity Index pioneers measurement of agrobiodiversity in consumption, production and conservation, and aligns with nine of the SDGs. And interest in the Index has extended from public partners to private companies with global clients.
Seeds for Needs interventions led by WLE/CIAT not only distribute improved seed varieties to farmers, but they also provide support at different levels and across multiple areas of expertise by actively engaging farmers in the process.
The success of the water users' association at Pyawt Ywar prompted Myanmar's Irrigation and Water Utilization Department to replicate it in other villages, and WLE/IWMI is translating the water user association handbook into Burmese to support these efforts.
Accelerating the development of sustainable groundwater use in Africa could be pivotal in the transformation of the continent's food security and prosperity. This was the key message from a side event of the UN Food Systems Summit Science Days, organized by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) with support from WLE.
SADMS, which won the Geospatial World Excellence Award in 2020, was created by IWMI with the support of WLE and other partners and is a practical drought monitoring service that uses satellite based maps to show expanding dry regions.