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Compelling discussion, commentary, stories on agriculture within thriving ecosystems.

How we can produce more food without wrecking the environment?

Interested in contributing to our global conversation? Have research results to share? An opinion on agricultural solutions? Please submit your blog or idea. The space is open to scientists, academics, policy-makers, media, development practitioners and anyone with an informed viewpoint.

About Thrive

In order to feed up to 10 billion people by 2050, we need to take a serious look at our food systems—and the impacts our choices have on our natural resources and ecosystems. What has worked? What hasn’t? And what should we do going forward? That's what interests us at Thrive.

Thrive is a space for discussion on natural resource management and agricultural development. Over the years, it has grown into a flourishing opinion and information space. Thrive is a product of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by IWMI and other partners.

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Submit your blog or idea

We accept original blog posts from WLE partners, CGIAR centres and guest posts. We can also republish your relevant, thought-provoking content on Thrive.

We respond to all submissions. If you do not hear from us in a reasonable time-frame, please contact us again.

Depending on current resources, our Editors may work with you on the piece before publication.

We aim to publish the majority of Thrive blogs as Op-Eds/Commentary in local, regional, global or sectoral media first, and/or to repost on relevant platforms and portals. 

Before you submit, please make sure to read our Thrive Guidelines.

We also invite you to view our Thrive Editorial Policy.

Republishing Thrive Content

Thrive blogs are published under Creative Commons terms and may be republished with WLE/Thrive acknowledgement and a link back to the piece on the WLE/Thrive website. Where blogs were initially published by a third party (e.g. as Op-Eds or partner content republished on Thrive), permission rests with the originating publisher. If you republish our material, we would love to hear about it! please contact us at

Disclaimer and acknowledgment

Thrive blog is a space for independent thought and aims to stimulate discussion among sustainable agriculture researchers and the public. Blogs are facilitated by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), but reflect the opinions and information of the authors only and not necessarily those of WLE and its donors or partners. WLE and partners are supported by donors, including CGIAR Fund, ACIAR, DFID, DGIS, SDC, and others.


The views and opinions expressed on Thrive are strictly those of the author of each post. They do not represent the opinions of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) or of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) or any associated partners. This is an open space for constructive scientific discussion. If you disagree with the opinions or information displayed, please leave a comment or write to the editor: wle(at)