We’ve detected that you are using an outdated browser.

Please use a new browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge to improve your experience.

We’ve detected that you are using an outdated browser.

Publications

Identifying Our Climate “Foodprint”: Assessing and Reducing the Global Warming Impacts of Food and Agriculture in the U.S.

To meet the challenges associated with a GHG-restricted world and shifting climate, our food and agricultural systems need to be transformed. As a sector that is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, our agricultural systems must integrate mitigation and adaptation: not only must they adapt to more unstable weather and shifting climate patterns, but they must also result in fewer overall GHG emissions. To achieve this, our food and agricultural systems must be diverse, decentralized, resilient and synergistic.

Downloadable Documents
Author
Jennifer Edwards, Jim Kleinschmit and Heather Schoonover
Publisher
Minneapolis, MN: Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy
Page Numbers
16
Publication Date
April 01, 2009
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
State
National
Keywords
Environmental Issues, Farming Practices, Food Miles, Local / Regional Food Systems

Visit American Farmland Trust

Get engaged and receive the information you need right in your inbox.