Liters of water conserved per year
Hectares of farmland and watersheds restored
Community water systems improved
Blue Harvest cultivates partnerships to invest in farming practices that protect springs, rivers, and aquifers that provide people their drinking water.
Everything grown on farms needs water and impacts water resources in one way or another, negatively or positively. Agriculture remains one of the biggest challenges for water security around the world. But there are proven agricultural based solutions that can help restore landscapes and protect water sources while also producing crops.
Blue Harvest partners with thousands of farmers in Latin America to protect and restore water sources that provide drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people. Our aim is to ensure that sustainable farming is viable and profitable for everyone involved, across agricultural value chains.
“The greatest potential to secure water for cities lies in improving the management of agricultural lands…”
A study of water sources in 500 cities around the world concluded that the most cost-effective way to protect water sources is to promote sustainable agriculture in source watersheds. (See TNC - The Urban Water Blueprint).
On-Farm Training and Technical Support
We provide training and expertise in water and soil conservation, soil fertility management, agronomy, and crop quality to increase farm profitability and climate resilience.
Water Resources Management
We monitor and measure water and soil resources using state-of-the-art hydrological and agronomic science, then share data through user-friendly maps and dashboards so that farmers and buyers to understand how their products impact on water resources: #knowyoursource
Linking Producers and Buyers
We connect farmers with buyers of high-quality and sustainable products, including coffee, cacao, fruits, and vegetables. We ensure that farm products meet the standards buyers expect.
Learning and Advocacy
Blue Harvest partners are committed to continuous learning and improving, by constantly sharing and engaging with researchers, businesses, and the public sector. We advocate for policies and practices that promote regenerative agriculture and protect water sources.
El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras
Blue Harvest practices have proven cost-effective and successful on farms and watersheds across Central America and other regions of the world where agriculture impacts water resources.
The Source - Blue Harvest blog
Blue Harvest works in watersheds where agriculture impacts drinking water sources and other critical water resources. We work across multiple crops - such as coffee and cacao, fruit trees, corn, beans, and sugarcane - to train and support farmers to apply a set of regenerative farming practices to increase water recharge and increase water quality.