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Our impact on the food sector

© Martin Harvey / WWF

What is the issue?

What we eat not only affects our own health, but also the environment. Food is at the heart of many environmental issues – it’s a significant contributor to climate change and responsible for almost 60% of global biodiversity loss.

Around the globe, food production, distribution, management and waste threaten wildlife, wild places and the planet itself.

What are we doing?

We are working with local communities to build more sustainable food production practices that do not interfer with wildlife habitats or deforestation. 

How do we do this?

With support from partners,

WWF trains farmers to practice Climate Smart Agriculture in non-shifting fields, away from farming in wildlife corridors. 

We enhance farmer capacity to adapt to climate change impacts and to reduce on post-harvest losses.

We are establishing a seed production program which enhances access to improved, locally adapted, affordable and high yielding seed. 

WWF is promoting crop diversification by providing farmers with drought tolerant crop varieties.

What are the big wins?

So far, we have achieved the following results;
  1. WWF has trained close to 3,000 farmers in conservation agriculture - resulting in increased yields and reduced post harvest losses.
  2. Seed Grower Associations have been established and are supplying to local communities, through the support of WWF.
  3. WWF and partner interventions have resulted in significant reduction in the cultivation and encroachment of wildlife corridors.   
  4. Farmers now pioneers of Conservation Agriculture and are sharing knowledge with other farmers.