Effective forest and landscape restoration interventions need to take into account socio-political aspects and gender norms in order to ensure long-term impact and promote equitable sharing of benefits.
In ‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong, The New York Times explores the impacts of hydropower development on the Mekong region, featuring data gathered under the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).
The Africa RISING program -- "Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation" -- provides support to Ethiopian farmers across the country, offering conservation-focused interventions.
A report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) demonstrates that the population of youth working as farmers is substantial and that farming often serves as an alternative to unemployment for many.
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.
A special ‘Synthesis’ issue that collates research outputs from participating CGIAR centers was one of the key action points discussed at a workshop on Land and Water Solutions (LWS) – Flagship 2 of the CGIAR Research Program Water, Land and Ecosystems.