The USDA’s investment in climate-smart agriculture is raising questions among key players in the sustainable agriculture movement.
The IPCC Synthesis Report notes that incorporating knowledge from Indigenous Peoples and local communities is essential to ensuring locally appropriate, socially acceptable solutions.
The climate crisis exacerbates hunger and malnutrition by threatening the nutritional quality of crops as well as crop productivity.
Advocates worry that initiatives from COP27 are doing more to support industrial agriculture, which will only worsen the climate crisis.
Coming out of COP27, food systems advocates are celebrating their wins, evaluating the shortcomings of the Conference, and preparing for what’s next.