Research Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems 

Research Theme

Enhancing Sustainable Agriculture


  • Productivity
  • Landscape Restoration
  • Risk and variability

Agriculture is often blamed for the degradation of our natural environment. But if more biodiversity is integrated into agricultural land we can supply the world’s growing population with a healthy diet while sequestering up to 30% of the total CO2 released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, according to a new evidence review from the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.