- Shared waters and data exchange – the gap between principle and practice March 2, 2021A recent study is the first to comprehensively assess the global practice of data exchange in transboundary basins – identifying the strengths and weaknesses of current practice and helping to place data exchange at the center of transboundary water management.
- Predicting economic impact from restoring forests and landscapes: lessons from Ethiopia March 1, 2021New study suggest researchers can predict restoration interventions with high likelihood of economic returns.
- Rejuvenation in Bundelkhand: how an upland watershed got its groundwater back February 16, 2021Degradation of uplands destroys their ability to store water – but it can be quickly reversed, according to researchers who brought a rainwater harvesting system back to life in central India.
- World Wetlands Day 2021: the unknown potential of wetlands in nature-based solutions February 3, 2021As humanity looks to nature for answers to climate and development woes, wetlands are often heralded as a green panacea. What is needed is not uncritical adulation, but much greater scientific understanding.
- How online decision dashboards can make evidence more accessible for decision-makers January 26, 2021Decision dashboards are poised to bridge the gap between data and policy, with consolidated and accessible information systems enabling evidence-based decision-making.
- Who will empty India’s 100 million new toilets? January 22, 2021Improved sanitation is booming, but when the majority of new toilets connect to pits and septic tanks, where does it all go from there? A WLE study offers answers from across India.
- From ruptures to fault lines: tracing the global impact of COVID-19 on migrants and rural development December 18, 2020The global COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the precarious nature of migration – creating new risks and challenges that migrants and rural households must navigate to maintain their incomes and livelihoods.
- Transformative engagements – a new way to discuss gender relations in agriculture December 17, 2020A pioneering pilot training program in India and Nepal is challenging tradition and helping communities to rethink gender relations in agriculture. Could its approach help to address gender inequalities more broadly?
- Is it crunch time for the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus? 3 recommendations to move the needle December 10, 2020Researchers point out that it's time for the conversation on the WEF nexus to be channeled into effective researcher-practitioner partnerships, for actual implementation and real benefits.
- A deeper look at soil health on World Soil Day 2020 December 2, 2020A comprehensive approach to monitoring soil health, implemented by ICRAF with support from WLE, combines physical and chemical analyses with above-ground indicators like tree and shrub biodiversity. Its application across vast landscapes is transforming rehabilitation efforts worldwide.
WLE Thrive Blog
Compelling discussion, commentary, stories on agriculture within thriving ecosystems.
Sustainable management of the natural resource base supporting agriculture is one of the three major strategic objectives of the CGIAR. The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems combines the resources of 11 CGIAR centers and numerous external partners to provide an integrated approach to natural resource management (NRM) research, and to the delivery of its outputs. The latest posts from the WLE Thrive Blog are given below.