Transitioning to organic practices can have economic, environmental, and health benefits, research shows.
USDA Invests US$1 Billion in Climate-Smart Agriculture
USDA announces a US$1 billion investment in pilot projects to support practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.
How a Small California Farm and Tribal Nation are Working Together to Become Part of the Solution to Climate Change
The carbon farming practices sequester carbon, promote soil health, increase biodiversity, and build land resilience.
UK Paludiculture Project Promotes Carbon Sequestration
Wet farming poses a promising solution for carbon sequestration as peatlands are given new life by Water Works project.
Grasslands Are Turning into Carbon Sources, Study Finds
Worldwide, grasslands absorb as much carbon as they emit, but climbing demand for meat and dairy and poor land management threaten this balance.
Can Climate Victory Gardens Help Solve the Climate Crisis?
Green America’s Climate Victory Gardens campaign involves 8,200 gardens that collectively remove over 4,300 tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
Dr. Rattan Lal Awarded World Food Prize 2020
Dr. Rattan Lal, founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize.
Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil
Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.
Ways Forward to Step Up Soil Carbon and Meet Paris Pledges
One-third of carbon emissions are absorbed by the earth’s biosphere. After forests, agricultural lands and wetlands have the most potential to do this. A panel of experts convened at COP24 last week to discuss ways in which this potential can be realized.
Opinion | The Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Organic Agriculture
Instead of investing billions of dollars in a model that doesn’t nourish communities or the environment, policymakers must redirect funds to incentivize organic and conservation agriculture — a far more effective approach to improving food security, environmental sustainability and human health.