Earth Day and agriculture: attention to some social and environmental problems


During past 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to call attention to some social and environmental problems of the most urgent, including climate change, loss of biodiversity, and dwindling natural resources.
The 14 innovations are used by farmers, scientists, activists, politicians, and businesses and promote a healthier environment and a more food-secure future.
1. Guaranteeing the Right to Food.
2. Harnessing the Nutritional and Economic Potential of Vegetables. Reducing Food Waste.
3. Feeding Cities.
4. Getting More Crop per Drop.
5. Using Farmers’ Knowledge in Research and Development.
6. Improving Soil Fertility
7. Safeguarding Local Food Biodiversity
8. Coping with Climate Change and Building Resilience.
9. Harnessing the Knowledge and Skills of Women Farmers
10. Charting a New Path to Eliminating Hunger.
11. Improving Food Production from Livestock.
12. Going beyond Production.
13. Moving Ecoagriculture into the Mainstream.

Another innovation is used by farmers, activists, politicians, and businesses and promoting a healthier environment and a more food-secure future:  Urban Farming Is Growing a Green Future. Benefit of urban farming is that it can add greenery to cities, reducing harmful runoff, increasing shading, and countering the unpleasant heat island effect.

CDFA committed to facilitating the partnership between farming and the environment. Efforts to quantify the value society derives from working agricultural lands, CDFA have defined a concept called ecosystem services - the multiple benefits that come from farming and ranching.