Advance climate-smart agriculture

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Why

Agriculture, a major source of climate pollution, will need to supply 50% more food by midcentury to feed a growing population. A transition to climate-resilient food production could meet that demand on existing agricultural lands.

Goal

Global livestock methane emissions fall by at least 30% by 2030. Carbon dioxide emissions from converting natural land to cropland is approaching net zero, and nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer decrease.

Impact

  • Farmers (~1 billion people) and rural communities prosper economically.
  • More people have access to reliable, safe and affordable food.
  • Productivity and crop resilience improve.
  • Water and air quality improve in agricultural areas.
The Work in Action

EDF drives change on the ground with farmers and with global companies like Tyson Foods and Walmart. In India, we work with partners to cut pollution and improve people’s lives.

Learn more and read a special report on EDF senior scientist Kritee