The Obama Administration today announced the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, a new effort to promote greater international engagement on ways agriculture can help mitigate the impact of climate change. The announcement, during the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, demonstrates another key area in which the Obama Administration is leading efforts to collaborate with other nations and industry leaders to develop the next generation of solutions that will help agriculture adapt to modern climate challenges.
(USDA) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said:
“Farmers, ranchers and other producers in the U.S. and around the world are feeling the impact of climate change now. They are experiencing production challenges from extended droughts, more severe flooding, stronger storms, and new pests and diseases. The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture offers the opportunity to collaboratively share knowledge, make investments and develop policies that will empower all producers to adapt to climate change and to mitigate its consequences. Long term global food security depends on us acting together now.”