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Reimagining Our Agricultural Landscapes is an Opportunity for a Climate-Changed World

This is the fourth and final blog post in a series of four outlining the reasons – scientific, economic, and social – why regenerative agricultural should be included in the suite of solutions we pursue as a society to solve the climate crisis. We need agriculture to help mitigate climate change, and agriculture needs regenerative practices to become more resilient to the environmental and economic impacts of climate change. And we need everyone in agriculture – from small to large farms, individual farmers to corporations – to implement regenerative practices at the scale needed to make a difference.

Our farmers and ranchers want to be partners in addressing the climate crisis, in part because climate change is hurting their production systems and bottom lines, but also because they care deeply about the environment.

Farmers and ranchers of all genders, races, and backgrounds, operating a diverse array of farms and ranches growing feed, food, and fiber at various scales have one thing in common: they rightfully view themselves as stewards of the land.

Our farmland is a natural resource–a natural solution–that we must harness to solve the existential crisis we now face.

Society cannot afford to overlook the value of regenerative farming practices, practices that when implemented at scale across the landscape promise to bring about so much good—social, ecological, and financial. Cleaner air and water, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, reduction of atmospheric carbon, all of which could lead to a healthier, more sustainable planet—a livable planet.

Simply put, we need our farmers and ranchers not just to grow our food (and feed and fiber), but to provide environmental services, including climate change mitigation and adaptation capacity.

Simply put, we need our farmers and ranchers not just to grow our food (and feed and fiber), but to provide environmental services, including climate change mitigation and adaptation capacity.

Our hope is to combat climate change by building broad coalitions that include farmers and ranchers and rural communities as part of the solution. We look to individuals, policymakers, government leaders, and all of society to help make this dream come true.

Farming is our Future.

Read Other Blogs in This Series

Learn more about the reasons – scientific, economic, and social – why regenerative agriculture should be included in the suite of solutions we pursue as a society to solve the climate crisis.

About the Author
Jennifer Moore, PhD

Climate Initiative Director

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