WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 16, 2021) – Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, and farmers are uniquely at risk. Unpredictable changes in temperatures and precipitation are already taking place around the world, often wreaking havoc on harvests. However, it is not too late to take action to mitigate climate change and secure future global food supplies.
A new briefing from the Farm Journal Foundation and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs outlines how President Joe Biden’s new administration can deploy U.S. agricultural policy to fight climate change. On the domestic front, policy recommendations include making bold commitments to funding agricultural research to develop new climate-change solutions, increasing investment in public-private partnerships, and increasing training of young agricultural scientists and farmers to ensure continued innovation. On the international front, policy recommendations include bolstering funding for collaborative agricultural research through CGIAR and creating early warning systems to stem the global spread of dangerous pests and diseases that threaten food production.
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About Farm Journal Foundation
Farm Journal Foundation is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and advocacy. To build support for sustaining American leadership in agriculture, Farm Journal Foundation engages with farmers and other producers, educates young people about agriculture, and helps policymakers understand the vital importance of agriculture to the U.S. economy and global stability. To learn more, visit, www.farmjournalfoundation.org. For media enquiries, contact Whitney McFerron at firstname.lastname@example.org.