CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems
The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), a global research-for-development program connecting partners to deliver sustainable agriculture solutions, came to an end in 2021. Over the course of its ten-year journey (2012–2021), the program operated in over 60 countries, with more than 300 partners and completed over 200 projects. These activities made significant contributions to enhancing our natural resources and directly benefitted millions of lives across the Global South.
The program was led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and partners as part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by CGIAR and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).
CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets
Agricultural growth has also been constrained by a narrow focus on agriculture that excludes macroeconomic dimensions, environmental inputs and outcomes, and important enabling conditions, such as rural infrastructure, effective markets, and complementary services like credit and agricultural extension. It is precisely here that the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets can make a critical contribution. It will establish how these challenges and failures can be overcome so that policies, institutions, and markets can be used most effectively to reduce poverty, improve food security, and increase small producers’ incomes.
CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems
In collaboration with national governments and partners, the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH) leads research to enhance sustainability, productivity and access to fish by those most in need.
CGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (LIVESTOCK) provides research-based solutions to help smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists transition to sustainable, resilient livelihoods and to productive enterprises that will help feed future generations. It aims to increase the productivity and profitability of livestock agri-food systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk and eggs more available and affordable across the developing world.