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Climate Smart Agriculture

In honor of the two-year anniversary of Monsanto’s commitment to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, Monsanto presents a series on what it means to be “Climate Smart” in the world of agriculture. The series will cover the role of climate change in impacting food security, agriculture, weather patterns and society at large. There is a strong connection between climate smart agriculture practices, water quality/availability, biodiversity, food security and farming community livelihoods. Done right, climate smart farming can conserve and protect these important resources as well. Modern agriculture can be an important part of the climate change solution through practices that improve soil health so that it can store more carbon. These include conservation tillage, cover crops, digital tools and microbials, which can help farmers get better harvests while absorbing and storing more carbon.

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Does Modern Agriculture Hold the Solution to Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change?
Farming is part of who I am. I am passionate about advancing and advocating for modern agriculture.  From my early days spent on our family farm in rural Tennessee and throughout a career devoted entirely to agriculture, the farm has played a major role in shaping how I view the world. For me personally, it weighs heavy on my heart that 850 million people around the world are...
Dec 22, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Shop Local? Why Healthy Soil Matters
If you live in a large city, you likely have the luxury to head to the grocery store or farmer’s market of your choice to buy produce. Whether you need sweet potatoes for your holiday yams recipe or kale to prepare meals for the upcoming work week, you rely on the fact that the items that you want are there waiting. It can be easy to forget how robust the global ...
Dec 6, 2017 2:45 PM ET
Agricultural Evolution: Carbon Neutral, Climate Smart
A new climate for agriculture In the first part of this series on Climate Smart Agriculture, TriplePundit spoke with Dr. Jeff Seale, Agricultural Environmental Strategy Lead & Associate Science Fellow at ...
Nov 30, 2017 4:05 PM ET
Reasons to Believe: Modern Agriculture and Climate Action
For at least 10,000 years, agriculture has been central to the way people live. Yet across that immense span of time, there probably has been no time when the enterprise of growing our food has been more crucial to the world than right now. As climate change increasingly affects the world around us, farmers find themselves...
Nov 17, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Agriculture in the Anthropocene: The Challenge is the Solution
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”-Winston Churchill, The River War And this isn’t the only challenge the agriculture sector faces in the coming decades. The world’s farmers not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a ...
Nov 8, 2017 1:40 PM ET