Promote Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture
For agriculture to be sustainable, land and water must be used efficiently to reduce negative impact on the environment and ensure resilience to climate change.
We can’t achieve global food security without preserving the services that ecosystems such as trees and forests provide, and we can’t sustain forests without thinking of how we will feed a growing global population.
The World Bank champions a landscape approach to managing land, water and forest resources. This weighs the benefits of pristine natural resources with the benefits of production for food and other commodities. The goal is to maximize productivity, improve livelihoods and minimize negative environmental impact. Put more simply, we can use natural capital without using it up.