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U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance in Action and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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U.S. Agriculture as a Climate Solution

U.S. agriculture currently contributes 10.5% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. However, agriculture is unique in that it has the potential to sequester more carbon than it emits, becoming the first carbon positive sector. In fact, as a sector that involves 50% of the land mass in the U.S. and, along with the food sector, employs 11% of the U.S. population, U.S. agriculture has the potential to contribute significantly to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This session will focus on where the U.S. agriculture and food sectors have the greatest opportunities to mitigate climate change, provide dignified livelihoods, and support health and well-being, and how we can get started on them.

This event will be structured as a Panel featuring 4 Farmer Leaders AND facilitated by USFRA CEO Erin Fitzgerald. The session will start with a short presentation and we will then hear a short story from each panelist before we move into discussion. We will use Polls and Q&A to interact with attendees throughout, and will engage attendees in considering what role they can play to drive action.

The target audience for this panel is anyone who is interested in collaborating with farmers, ranchers and the agricultural value chain to unlock these opportunities for significant positive impact on people, the climate, and the planet.

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) represents farmer and rancher-led organizations, and food and agricultural partners, with a common vision to further our global sustainable food systems. We believe farmers uniquely contribute to nourishing our planet, people, and natural resources. Our focus is creating a proactive collaboration between the best minds in food, agriculture, science, and technology to co-create solutions that will result in environmental, social, and economic sustainability.