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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Environment

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.

Responsible Production & Consumption

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 agriculture industry is that grows the food that we’ve become accustomed to buying on demand. However, every year on December 5 we observe World Soil Day (WSD), a day meant to raise awareness about the importance of healthy soil as well as a day to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. At its essence, this day celebrates the life-giving power of food.

Environment

Agricultural Evolution: Carbon Neutral, Climate Smart
A new climate for agriculture

Environment

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.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Agriculture in the Anthropocene: The Challenge is the Solution
The world’s farmers not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a rapidly changing climate.

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