The Andes mountain
Ancón, Peru Frente a la costa de Ancón, el pescador José Martín Garrido sostiene líneas de aire para su buceadorque está en las profundidades pescando especies a mano © Paulo Petry/ TNC

Latin America Conservation Council

Provide Food and Water Sustainably

Nourishing our World, Saving our Planet

 

CHALLENGE:

Being one of the world's breadbaskets has exacted a price, and the Latin American region needs to find ways to continue providing food and water to the world while protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. Promoting development with conservation is not only a viable solution but the only way to position Latin America as a sustainable model for the planet.

SOLUTIONS:

We can meet human demands and do better by nature. Helping small and medium-sized producers shift to sustainable agriculture, ranching, and fishing has increased yields and household incomes. Understanding and respecting nature's value is spreading in the places where we work, as healthier soils retain more carbon, nutrients, and water, becoming more productive. Threatened fish stocks are recovering. Collaboration with governments and businesses is providing practical, open-source tools to increase accountability and reduce environmental impacts. 

KEY PARTNERS:

Water

AB Inbev, Bimbo, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, IDB, Femsa, Orbia, PepsiCo, Rotoplas, regional coalitions, local operators, and governments— particularly in Argentina, Brazil, Chile,  Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

 

Sustainable Foods

Bunge, Cargill, COFCO, Lala, Marfrig, Syngenta, Bobolink Foundation, Humanize Foundation, Moore Foundation, IDB, World Bank, GEF, producer associations, and government authorities—particularly in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Nicaragua.