The United States and the United Arab Emirates jointly launched AIM for Climate to address the climate crisis. AIM for Climate unites participants and fosters collaboration to accelerate investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over the next five years. Much like FFAR, AIM for Climate is empowering agriculture to become a climate change solution.
FFAR responded to AIM for Climate’s call for Innovation Sprints, existing research projects that can be amplified through coordination with other AIM for Climate partners. FFAR’s three Innovation Sprints include:
AgMission™ is a global collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agriculture. FFAR, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action and the World Farmers’ Organisation established AgMission in 2020 to make agriculture net negative for GHG emissions through expansive agricultural research. This initiative is collaborating with farmers, ranchers and scientists to co-create and expand adoption of climate-smart technologies through the development of a comprehensive, interoperable, data-driven framework that more readily connects farmers and ranchers to innovative scientific advancements.
Fast Tracking Climate Solutions from Global Germplasm Banks
FFAR is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CGIAR on a $40 million initiative to unlock key climate-resilient traits from CGIAR’s vast global genebank collections. This research expands the use of high-value genetic diversity to address current and emerging climate challenges faced by millions of smallholder farmers worldwide.
The Greener Cattle Initiative
Next week, FFAR, the Innovation Center for US Dairy and several industry partners are launching the Greener Cattle Initiative, a public-private consortium that funds pioneering research to provide beef and cattle producers with solutions for enteric methane emission, a major climate change contributor.
The AIM for Climate panel at COP26 included US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri, the United Arab Emirates Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The panel discussed AIM for Climate and highlighted the initial partners and Innovation Sprints.