WSS FOOD AND WATER SECURITY TEAM
Our mission is to guide, support and encourage understanding of, and facilitate easy access to regenerative, sustainable and high-quality food and water for all beings.
Promotion of sustainable agricultural practices such as organic farming, agroforestry, regenerative agriculture and permaculture which provide resources, training and support for farmers to adopt environmentally friendly and resource-efficient farming methods.
Addressing water scarcity, conservation and efficient water management, including initiatives for rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation, water-efficient technologies like desalinization, watershed management, education and tools for water stewardship and responsible water use in agriculture. A sustainable relationship to our water resources is supported by providing resources, training and support for farmers to adopt environmentally friendly and resource-efficient farming methods.
With a focus on building resilience in food and water systems against climate change impacts, this unit includes climate-smart agriculture practices, early warning systems for extreme weather events, crop diversification strategies and resilient infrastructure development to withstand climate-related challenges.
A concentration on optimizing the food supply chain to reduce waste, improve food distribution, ensure food security and identify and support sustainable materials like hemp. Initiatives will be initiated and focused on post-harvest management, cold chain infrastructure, efficient storage, transportation and smart logistics systems to minimize food loss and enhance food accessibility.
Nutrition and health issues, improving access to nutritious and diverse food options, educational programs, community gardens, nutrition-sensitive agriculture and initiatives to combat malnutrition, especially in vulnerable populations.
Policy advocacy and promoting support to current sustainably-focused elected officials through local, state, federal and international fact checking, capacity building and governance structures for effective food and water security management. This unit also supports the development of policies, regulations and incentives that promote sustainable agriculture, equitable water allocation and integrated water resource management.
Prioritizes research and development efforts to drive innovation in sustainable agriculture, water management and food systems with support for scientific studies, technological advancements and knowledge sharing platforms to foster evidence-based decision-making and technological advancements in the field.