Agriculture accounts for 70 percent of global freshwater usage. The farmers we work with hold the key to a sustainable future.
North America has been relatively insulated from the effects of the global water crisis–until now. Here we offer some in-depth articles that help explain the underpinnings of the droughts and shortages that have begun to manifest here at home.
The Rainforest Alliance is working with the Ijenda and Rwegura tea factories in northwest Burundi to improve water, sanitation and hygiene standards for their tea workers.
Addressing the global water crisis will require a major overhaul of agricultural policies and the mainstreaming of sustainable farming methods. In addition to supporting these crucial measures, here are some daily actions you can take to conserve Earth’s most precious resource.