The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (CRP5) was launched today during the Planet Under Pressure Conference in London. CRP5 is an innovative research initiative which will seek to increase food production and improve livelihoods for the world’s poor, while protecting the environment. The program, a ten year commitment, is led by the CPWF partner, the International Water Management Institute and directed by former coordinator of CPWF’s Basin Focal Projects, Dr. Simon Cook.
As of August 1, 2011 CPWF has merged into the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.
Download the press release for the CRP5 launch: