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Food Climate Solution

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Katherine Noble-Goodman

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Portland

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"The Food Sector includes agricultural production (crops and livestock) as well as food preparation, consumption, and waste. This essential human activity is responsible for a major share of greenhouse gas emissions today: crop and livestock production is the source of about 1/8 of anthropogenic emissions. Land clearing (which is mostly for agriculture) is the source of another 1/8 of emissions (IPCC, 2014). Many of Project Drawdown’s supply-side agricultural solutions reduce emissions from farming and ranching, while also sequestering significant amounts of carbon. Demand-side solutions like a plant-based diet and reduced food waste reduce the need for land clearing."  Project Drawdown

The stories in this collection highlight innovations in the food sector that typically fall outside the realm of individual behavior change. In Sweden, Stockholm uses biochar to enhance growth of city plants and greenways, creating a virtuous circle that turns yard waste into fertilizer. In Peru, indigenous farmers reinstalled 1,200 year old technology to hydrate wetlands and increase crop yields. In Bangladesh, farmers have turned to salt-resistant rice to increase crop yields in the face of salinization. 

Click here to view all the climate solution story collections for the Drawdown Ecochallenge. 

Stories In This Collection (5)

Climate Change Is Bad For Peru's Pastures ... But There's A 1,200-Year-Old Fix

Climate Change Is Bad For Peru's Pastures ... B...
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Climate Change-Ready Rice Keeps Farmers' Fields Fertile

Climate Change-Ready Rice Keeps Farmers' Fields...
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Farmers see promise and profit for agroforestry in southern Kenya

Farmers see promise and profit for agroforestry...
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Kenyan farmers embrace new and sustainable way to build resilience

Kenyan farmers embrace new and sustainable way ...
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Stockholm's Ingenious Plan to Recycle Old Christmas Trees

Stockholm's Ingenious Plan to Recycle Old Chris...
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