Our Priorities

Provide Food and Water Sustainably

A woman carrying the tea leaves she has picked for the day back to the weighing station on a tea plantation in the Upper Tana Watershed, Kenya.
Tea leaves in Kenya A woman carrying the tea leaves she has picked for the day back to the weighing station on a tea plantation in the Upper Tana Watershed, Kenya. © Nick Hall

Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50% in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow—it’s a challenge that can be met.

Land and water stewardship can restore health to our food systems. Food is sustainable when it benefits the environment and maintains soil fertility. We’re fostering innovations in technology, collaborating with communities to use resources more efficiently and promoting policies that enable sustainability. Together, we can secure healthy food and clean water for all people without sacrificing the environment.

Corn fields outside of Arapahoe, North Carolina at sunset.
North Carolina Corn Fields Corn fields outside of Arapahoe, North Carolina at sunset. © Will Conkwright
Fishermen from Pate Island in Lamu County pull a beach seine net in the Indian Ocean waters.
Pate Island Fishermen Fishermen from Pate Island in Lamu County pull a beach seine net in the Indian Ocean waters. © Mwangi Kirubi

Discover our other priorities and find ways you can help transform the future of the world.

In addition to providing food and water sustainably, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most pressing challenges.