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Public, Private Projects to Restore Forests, Build Their Capacity to Fight Climate Change

The restorative properties of healthy forests and their role in taking on climate change and providing sustainable biodiversity has long been a point of advocacy for Solutions from the Land. To that end, it was encouraging to hear Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s recent announcement of a strategy that the USDA will follow to address a reforestation...

BlogClimate Smart Agriculture

Legislation Offers Senate Opportunity to Pass Historic Climate Legislation

A deal reached last week between Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and West Virginia Sen. Joe Machin III now sets lawmakers on course to move the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the largest package to fight the climate crisis ever passed by Congress. Some $369 billion in spending and tax breaks would be provided for combating climate change and...

BlogSustainable Development

Farmers’ Perspectives on Global Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production

The recent UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) accreditation of Solutions from the Land (SfL) offers the opportunity to participate in UNEP events and the development of a global ten-year plan of work involving more than 190 countries. SfL board member, Lois Wright Morton, a northeast Ohio specialty crop grower, provided input in a meeting last week on...

BlogFood System

SOFI Report: Record Hunger on the Rise

The numbers released last week by a collaboration of UN agencies that lead international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security were incredibly disheartening. In fact, their report, State of Food and Nutrition in the World 2022 (SOFI), showed that after years of seeing global hunger numbers drop, it is back – and at record...

BlogClimate Smart Agriculture

Agricultural Efforts to Curb Methane Emissions Continue to Grow

As the European Union (EU) seeks ways to do its part in meeting a Global Methane Goal of quickly reducing the emissions of the highly potent, climate-changing gas, it’s unfortunate that some there are looking at agriculture – and particularly the livestock sector – as a ready target of blame while seeking cutbacks in farm production. The EU and the...

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