Background Information

75% of water used worldwide is for agriculture, yet two-thirds of that 75% is lost through evaporation or inefficient irrigation systems.

Some areas of Dole’s operations, such as Costa Rica, are fortunate to have an abundance of water available, while others, such as parts of California or Peru, face a scarce supply. This is why Dole’s water management programs are tailor-made to the conditions of each area.

Source: Water Footprint Network – www.waterfootprint.org