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It's time to reconsider our food.

We all need nutritious food to survive. Yet, as temperatures rise, extreme weather events such as drought and floods affect the production of food. As the supply is affected, so is the price.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

What we eat comes directly from the environment. Yet food production has the greatest negative impact on the planet, more than any other human activity. To keep up with the growing demand, we will have to address the many absurdities, inadequacies and problematic practices in how our food is produced and what we consume.

While agriculture is a critical contributor to rural development and job creation and the GDP, the environmental impacts of farming are high. We need to promote responsible farming as well as responsible consumption.

Did you know?

Food uses most of our natural resources, with 69% of all our water and 34% of our land. It has caused 75% of deforestation, 30% of topsoil erosion and contributes at least 24% of greenhouse gas emissions.

WHAT IS WWF DOING?

We promote sustainable agriculture and sustainable fisheries. We support best practice solutions on farms and along the supply chain.




For more information about our work in food, send an email to the Community Centered Conservation Development Project Manager, Conrad Muyaule: cmuyaule@wwfzam.org.