Jan 18, 2022
Nearly one billion people are hungry. Even more are food insecure. Farmer and ranchers across the globe are adapting to changing climate conditions in order to produce enough food for the growing global population. This will also help them to support their livelihoods and their communities.
These challenges can be solved. The answer lies in climate-smart farming innovation. This promises to create a surge of solutions that will improve agricultural productivity, increase livelihoods, preserve nature and biodiversity, build resilience against climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission, and sequester CO2.
The United States and United Arab Emirates launchedThe Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) on November 2, 2021. AIM for Climate is a program that aims to address global hunger and climate change through increased public and private sector investments in climate-smart farming and food system innovation. This will enable more rapid and transformative action on climate change. AIM for Climate government partner provide the essential foundation through public investments in climate-smart farming and food system innovation. Non-government partners build on that foundation with “innovation sprints” – investments in specific, impactful, expedited efforts – or by providing critical knowledge for identifying investment gaps, challenges and opportunities.
AIM for Climate announced a $4 billion initial investment in climate-smart farming and food system innovation by its partners at launch. However, this alone is not enough. Farmers and ranchers are the source of the food we eat. As their jobs become more difficult, more innovation will be needed to create future solutions. USDA is proud of being a part in this effort. USDA employees work hard to find solutions. We can and should do more together. We invite everyone to join us on this journey. For more information, visit www.aimforclimate.org.
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