WLE Legacy Symposium reflects on 10 years of impact
As the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) draws to a close after 10 years of research and action, a Legacy Symposium was held on Tuesday, November 30 to celebrate its remarkable achievements. Through a combination of presentations, videos, personal reflections and a wide-ranging panel discussion, the virtual event offered attendees the chance to celebrate WLE’s science-driven solutions for the sustainable management of water, land and ecosystems, as well as consider how these contributions can shape the future of One CGIAR.
WLE was established in 2011, at a time of growing awareness of the need to design and implement sustainable agricultural policies that included – rather than bypassed – small-scale farmers. In response, WLE set out to work with smallholder farmers and their communities throughout the Global South. Since then, the program has worked with over 300 partners to complete more than 200 projects in over 60 countries. Projects have covered all aspects of water, land and ecosystems management, from…