Our mission is to educate and inspire farmers, ranchers, and consumers about the importance of sustainability, regenerative farming, and biodiversity in our food systems.

Agriculture plays a significant role in the global response to climate change, both as a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and as a sector that is affected by its impacts. Agriculture is estimated to contribute about 10-12% of global greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from livestock production and the use of synthetic fertilizers.

At the same time, climate change is having a profound impact on agriculture. Changes in temperature, rainfall patterns, and extreme weather events are altering the growing conditions for crops and impacting the productivity of the agricultural sector. These impacts are particularly significant in developing countries where many communities depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.

To address these challenges, there is an increasing focus on the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. Sustainable agriculture emphasizes the use of renewable resources, the protection of the environment, and the promotion of social and economic equity. This approach to agriculture seeks to balance the production of food with the protection of the planet, and the well-being of both farmers and consumers.

In contrast, industrial agriculture prioritizes high yields and efficiency, often relying on monoculture cropping systems, the heavy use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and large-scale use of energy-intensive techniques like irrigation and transportation. This approach to agriculture has contributed significantly to the current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and has led to the degradation of the natural resources upon which agriculture depends.

There are several strategies that can be employed to promote the transition to sustainable agriculture. These include:

  1. Promoting agroforestry and conservation agriculture practices that integrate trees and other crops into farm landscapes to increase soil fertility, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration.

  2. Encouraging the use of organic fertilizers and reducing the use of synthetic fertilizers, which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and soil degradation.

  3. Encouraging the use of cover crops and green manures, which improve soil health and fertility while also reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers.

  4. Encouraging the use of drought-resistant and climate-resilient crop varieties, which are better adapted to changing growing conditions and more resistant to extreme weather events.

  5. Supporting the development of local and regional food systems that reduce the carbon footprint of food transportation and processing.

  6. Promoting the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices that focus on building soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and enhancing the resilience of agricultural landscapes.

Sustainable agriculture has the potential to make a significant contribution to mitigating the impacts of climate change, while also providing numerous other benefits, including improving the livelihoods of farmers, enhancing food security, and protecting the natural resources upon which agriculture depends. By promoting the transition to sustainable agriculture, we can help to ensure that agriculture continues to play a vital role in feeding the world, while also mitigating the impacts of climate change and preserving the health of the planet for future generations.