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People, nature and agricultural landscapes: CGIAR WLE presents framework for new approach

This month the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) has launched an Ecosystem Services and Resilience Framework, about a core theme of their research. WLE supports an approach to sustainable intensification whereby healthy, functioning ecosystems are seen as a prerequisite to agricultural development, food security and human well-being. The Framework will serve as the guiding document for WLE’s efforts to ensure that ecosystem services and resilience concepts are incorporated into agricultural development and resource management decisions. Three examples of the complex links between people, nature and agricultural landscapes are highlighted in a photo story that takes viewers to the Volta basin in West Africa, to the forest in Costa Rica and to rice cultivation in the Mekong.

Read the framework and learn more about WLE’s ecosystem services and resilience approach.



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