A woman carrying the tea leaves she has picked for the day back to the weighing station on a tea plantation in the Upper Tana Watershed, Kenya.
Tea leaves in Kenya A woman carrying the tea leaves she has picked for the day back to the weighing station on a tea plantation in the Upper Tana Watershed, Kenya. © Nick Hall

The Nature Conservancy | Our Priorities

Provide Food and Water Sustainably

Food demand is expected to increase by more than 50 percent in just the next 30 years as the world’s population continues to grow—it’s a challenge that can be met.

Together, we can secure healthy food and clean water for all people without sacrificing the environment. The Nature Conservancy is fostering innovations in technology, collaborating with communities to use resources more efficiently and promoting policies that enable sustainability.

When we develop innovative agricultural practices, use technology to manage fisheries and protect water at its source, we are ensuring that nature can endure while nourishing the world.

The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Strategy Officer
Corn fields outside of Arapahoe, North Carolina at sunset.
North Carolina Corn Fields Corn fields outside of Arapahoe, North Carolina at sunset. © Will Conkwright
Fishermen from Pate Island in Lamu County pull a beach seine net in the Indian Ocean waters.
Pate Island Fishermen Fishermen from Pate Island in Lamu County pull a beach seine net in the Indian Ocean waters. © Mwangi Kirubi

Discover our other priorities and find ways you can help transform the future of the world.

In addition to providing food and water sustainably, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most pressing challenges.