Our Priorities

Provide Food and Water Sustainably

A rice farmer inspects his plants.
Sustainable Food A rice farmer inspects his crop. © 2011CIATNeilPalmer

Global food demand is expected to increase by more than 50% by 2050 as the world’s population continues to grow.

Meeting the challenge of providing healthy food and drinkable water to the world’s people is critical to the future of humanity AND nature. It’s a challenge our scientists tell us can be met.

Land and water stewardship can restore health to our food systems. Food is sustainable when it benefits the environment and maintains or improvers soil fertility. We’re working  with farmers, and other land and water managers to create sustainable supplies of food and water, reduce negative environmental impacts and promote economic growth.

Together, we can secure healthy food and clean water for all the people of India without sacrificing the environment.

Father calling An endangered Humayun Night Frog calling in front of a clutch of eggs that he has fertilized. © Karthik AK/TNC Photo Contest 2019