Feeding the world and protecting the precious resources that all life on Earth require is no easy feat. That’s why WWF and our partners brought together such a diverse group of people to “game out” how we can balance these needs even in the direst situations.
There’s a way we can have our palm oil and eat it too. By producing palm oil sustainably, growers and manufacturers can offer traders, retailers, investors, and consumer products that meet their needs in a way that’s good for the planet, people, and profits.
To sustain our planet’s natural resources for future generations, WWF is working with leading food producers, traders, processors and retailers to produce food more efficiently—using land, water, and energy more efficiently, and releasing less waste and greenhouse gas. This work is challenging enough, and it’s complicated further by climate change and population growth.
Building on a seven year-old pilot program in Mozambique, the CARE-WWF Alliance is now exploring opportunities to advance environmentally, socially and economically sustainable food production systems in Tanzania and Zambia.
The Amazon, central Africa, the Mekong. These are home to some of the world’s most species-rich, culturally significant and stunningly beautiful forests. But large swaths of these forests, and many others around the world, may not be there in 15 years if we don’t do more to save them.
Food waste is thoughtless. Most of us aren’t even aware of it. When we don’t use what we have, we not only waste food, but we negatively impact precious resources including biodiversity and animal habitats.
The world’s most popular vegetable oil—palm oil—is produced in tropical rain forests around the world. While it can be produced sustainably, conventional production methods and unchecked agricultural expansion threaten these forests and the wildlife that call them home.
Our need to eat is not going to change—in fact, it is just going to get larger as our population grows. But what can change is the way we produce and distribute food. WWF works to improve the efficiency and productivity of producing food while reducing waste and shifting consumer patterns.