Struggling to access safe water sources, in some areas of the world people still taps into surface water. If not properly decontaminated, this often-polluted water can carry viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as diarrhoea, intestinal infections and parasitosis. When sterilizing it, people typically burn wood to heat the water up, thus releasing carbon emissions. Global warming is making things worse, with longer dry spells exacerbating water stresses throughout the planet. MIT researchers predicted that half of the world population will live in areas affected by water shortages by 2050, with India being one of the most water-stressed country.
In turn, water scarcity is one of the key disruptors of our food value chain. In fact, agriculture drinks up 70% of global freshwater. The food security of India is a major challenge for the nation. According to the FAO, 14% of Indians are undernourished. Yet, issues with food security spread to other countries too, with 9% of global population being severely food insecure.
That’s why CarbonTrace is embracing water conservation projects and food security solutions, including agroecology and other sustainable agriculture practices (e.g., crop rotation, permaculture, etc.). When chipping in these projects, you’ll promote the advantages outlines below:
Greater accessibility to safe drinking water;
Soil productivity & farmers income increase;
Lower food & water-related GHG emissions;
Improved health (better nutrition, lower diseases risk);
Lower amount of chemicals (pesticides and synthetic fertilizer) used to grow food.
Uplifted by your support, our reforestation project aims to cover a 5,000-ha area over the next 5 years.
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