A lush farm field on rolling hills, with rows of corn and a partly cloudy blue sky.

Making farming more sustainable and productive

The problem: Globally, agriculture contributes one-quarter of the pollution warming the climate. At the same time, climate impacts like droughts and heat waves are already threatening the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people who depend on agriculture to support their families. Business as usual isn’t working for farmers, ranchers or the planet.

What we’re doing about it: We’re expanding the use of climate-smart practices in the U.S., EU, China and India to increase food production for a growing population, rapidly reduce powerful pollutants like methane and nitrous oxide, and make rural communities more resilient.

Our agriculture experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our agriculture work. Meet some of the people who make it happen.

Media contact

Hilary Kirwan

(202) 572-3277 (office)