- Can Weather Index Insurance be a win for all? October 6, 2021Inclusive Weather Index Insurance may not only benefit farmers, but could also significantly contribute towards reaching national (and global) development policy objectives.
- Thinking fish: A prerequisite for multifunctional landscape management October 1, 2021Two seminars convened by WorldFish, IWMI and IRRI at World Water Week focused on the importance of integrating fisheries in rice-dominated landscapes and reconsidering irrigation schemes in Asia.
- Laying the groundwork for change - from the soil up September 22, 2021The Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health – or Global Soil Hub – has been inspired by the UN Food Systems Summit and brings together countries, research organizations, farmers, the private sector and others to improve soil health.
- Managing soil organic carbon and nitrogen in African grazing land September 21, 2021Scientists say organic carbon and nitrogen not changed following long-term prescribed burning and livestock exclusion in the Sudan savanna woodlands of Burkina Faso and the Ethiopian rangelands.
- Lessons from the Still Breaking Silos seminar at World Water Week September 8, 2021The three-session event organised by SIWI's Scientific Programme Committee, UNECE, IWMI, and CIWA/the World Bank engaged participants from across the world, discussing inter-sectoral and transboundary cooperation.
- Are Africa's dams threatening to hold back efforts to eradicate malaria? August 13, 2021Dams are central to Africa's climate adaptation plans, but the associated risk of malaria, particularly with small dams, requires careful planning to avert a public health crisis.
- Scaling up wastewater aquaculture through public-private partnerships August 10, 2021A new report showcases partnerships for wastewater aquaculture that could generate benefits for farmers, water treatment plant operators and consumers worldwide.
- A feminist approach to natural resource management August 4, 2021New research argues that two critical shifts influenced how and why gender became more visible in natural resource management and governance: the evolution of community collectives and the concept of plurality of institutional arrangements.
- Six key principles for improving agricultural water productivity July 9, 2021Lessons learned from water productivity interventions worldwide have been distilled into a new White Paper which sets out six key principles to guide policy makers’ efforts to strengthen water and food security.
- Mapping tool helps private sector identify high-potential locations for solar irrigation pumps June 23, 2021Across sub-Saharan Africa, companies are using an interactive mapping tool to expand the sales of solar irrigation pumps that could boost the livelihoods and climate resilience of millions of farmers
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.