Across 33.8 million acres in America, Nestlé Purina is working with over 1000 farmers through public–private partnerships to help protect the soil, maintain sufficient water, keep water clean and protect biodiversity. In addition to the and our work protecting wetlands and woodlands on the Wabash River, we have partnered with to support its . In collaboration with the , the program aims to restore 60 acres of wetlands and 480 acres of grassland buffer over three years.
Purina is also supporting the , which aims to restore wetlands during winter months. A partnership with , it works with rice farmers in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and California to plug berms and catch winter rains. This allows waterfowl to flock to these wetlands.
In the dry farmlands of Nebraska, Purina has partnered with and to provide farmers with the technology they need to collect data about rainfall. This allows them to easily manage where and when they irrigate the land. The project is expected to save 9 billion liters of water from just 50 farms over the next three years.
We’ve planted 680?000 trees along the lower Kinabatangan River in Malaysia since 2011, covering more than 2400 hectares of forest that had previously been degraded. This is in partnership with .
As part of our work in the area, we launched the RiLeaf project. The project helps villagers earn additional income by encouraging them to plant native seedlings, which we can then purchase as part of our reforestation efforts. The project also works with smallholders on sustainable agricultural practices, and that means that more farmers in the area are being certified by the reviewing the methods was published by One Planet Network in October 2018 and presented at the Second Global Conference on Sustainable Food Systems in February 2019. The report will act as a guide for future actions, with NGOs and academic institutions already showing interest in contributing to a follow-up project.