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.
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.
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.
An evaluation finds real change in three specific areas: demonstrating landscape approaches in ways that encourage farmers, the government, donors and NGOs to embrace these strategies; innovating with geospatial data; and promoting and removing barriers to conservation technologies.
The commission defined a universally healthy and sustainable diet, as predominantly plat-based with a lower weightage on meat and dairy components - and the recommendations are increasingly being adopted in national dietary guideline processes worldwide.