Minneapolis—The Fifth National Climate Assessment, released today by the White House in coordination with federal agencies, reinforces the need to build a more resilient and agroecological food system, according to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
After decades of Farm Bill policy incentivizing the overproduction of commodity crops, conventional agriculture in the U.S. has taken an increasing toll on water, soil and the climate — and on farmers’ own ability to withstand extreme weather and climate disruptions.
Watch a recording of the March 22 side event, "Water and Nutrition. Harmonizing Actions between the Water and Nutrition Decade. What does it take?" at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference. IATP's Shiney Varghese discussed agroecological transitions during this conversation on harmonizing actions for the U.N.
The United Nations 2023 Water Conference — formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the U.N. Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028) — takes place in New York this week, from March 22-24, 2023, nearly five decades after the first U.N.
Today is World Water Day, observed every year on March 22 to draw attention to the role that fresh water plays in our world and lives, and the challenges that lie ahead in realizing the right to water for all.
Maine has become the leading edge in both understanding the destructive consequences of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination of food and farmland and identifying and adopting comprehensive policy solutions to address these consequences.
A new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) finds that 67% of farmers who applied to access critical government conservation programs from 2010-2020 were rejected, due in part to lack of funding.
On Wednesday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m., the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Blue Planet Project, Food & Water Watch and Transnational Institute hosted a webinar about water futures and financialization.