We’re winding down National Ag Week with this post on Agriculture and Climate. IATP provides a brief summary and some great resources below.
Stay tuned for the launch of PHP’s Climate Challenge this summer!
From the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy:
From flooding, to drought, to extreme weather events, climate change is already impacting agriculture in the United States. And, as the National Climate Assessment wrote in late 2018, climate-driven disruptions are going to accelerate in both severity and cost in the coming years. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works at the intersection of climate and agriculture to advocate for policies that empower communities to develop grassroots solutions to create a climate-resilient agricultural system.
IATP is monitoring developments and movements at the global, national and state levels that can help farmers and policymakers advance a more climate-resilient agriculture together. Our new bimonthly newsletter, the Climate and Agriculture Policy Monitor, tracks and shares these initiatives and explains what steps can be taken now for a more climate-resilient agricultural system in the future.
At IATP, we believe agriculture can play a critical and essential role in responding to climate change.
PHP believes this too!