Farming is central to sustainable development. One in three people make a living from agriculture today, making it a powerful lever to reduce poverty and inequality. Moreover, agriculture has the potential to address many pressing environmental challenges, from climate change to protection of water resources. Farming practices today are responsible for approximately 1/3 of human-caused carbon emissions, 70% of global water use and 75% of deforestation.
With its partners, the Ecosystem Fund has worked to empower farmers and help them build resilient agricultural models that respect and preserve natural resources. The guides and best practices below have been developed with them, and with our not-for-profit partners.
Our project managers, farmers, and farming experts from Danone and our partners are keeping our Sustainable Sourcing Community alive everyday! About 200 people share their small victories and obstacles on a daily basis, and community members team up to solve common challenges.