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Regenerative Cotton Fund in the USA Recognized by Climate-smart Agriculture

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Submitted by The Soil Health Institute

MORRISVILLE, N.C., December 2, 2021 /CSRwire/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, announced today that the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund (USRCF) has been recognized as an Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Innovation Sprint Partner. USRCF, an initiative of Soil Health Institute, was made possible by the generous support of Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation as its founding partner.

AIM for Climate, a joint initiative of the United States and United Arab Emirates, seeks to address climate change by accelerating climate-smart agricultural investments.  The selection of SHI’s fund was announced during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland on November 2, 2021.

“Being recognized on the global stage with a cohort of climate-smart initiatives raises awareness of this critical work and helps to accelerate adoption of regenerative agricultural systems,” said SHI CEO and President Wayne Honeycutt. “This will help advance our goal of drawing down one million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere by 2026. We are excited to be conducting this work that benefits farmers while simultaneously contributing to transformative climate action in the agricultural sector.”

About the Soil Health Institute

The Soil Health Institute, a global 501(c),(3) non-profit, has the mission to improve and safeguard soil’s vitality and productivity through scientific research and advancement. We bring together experts in soil science and industry to help farmers, ranchers and landowners adopt soil systems that increase drought resilience, stabilize yield, improve soil quality, and ultimately benefit their bottom line. The Institute’s team of scientists, holding doctorates in various soil science and related disciplines, has developed highly effective soil health targets and standardized measurements to quantify progress at achieving regenerative and sustainable agricultural systems, and leads the cutting-edge fields of carbon sequestration and decoding the soil microbiome. Healthy soils are the foundation of restoring our land. We can all work together to create a secure future, reduce the impact of climate change, and help agricultural and other organizations achieve their environmental and production goals.

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About the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund

The USRCF, a unique science-based, farmer-facing initiative, will support long-term, sustainable cotton cultivation in the United States. It aims to eliminate 1 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent from Earth’s atmosphere by 2026. The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation donated $5 million to the Fund. Current participants of the Fund include Cotton Incorporated (National Cotton Council) and Field to Market.

About AIM for Climate

The United States and United Arab Emirates jointly created the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate. AIM for Climate seeks to address the climate crisis by uniting participants to significantly increase and accelerate investment in, and/or other support for, climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over the next five years (2021 – 2025). AIM for Climate is a platform that enables agriculture to participate in the solution to the climate crises, build resilience to its consequences, and share the benefits of climate action. The success of the mission depends on diversity, gender equity, inclusion, and other facets. AIM for Climate recognizes that there are many people involved in achieving its goals and seeks to bring together diverse knowledge, experiences, cultures, and other perspectives. Participation in AIM for Climate participation is voluntary.

Visit the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund to learn more.

Visit AIM For Climate for more information

Byron Rath from Soil Health Institute [email protected] (718.916.3822)

Laurent Lawrence, Ralph Lauren [email protected] (914.262.3952)

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The Soil Health Institute’s ( mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Soil Health Institute, an evolution of the Soil Renewal, an initiative launched by the Noble Foundation, Farm Foundation, and Land Use Management Decisions to make soil health a cornerstone of land management decisions, serves as the primary source for information about soil health.

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