Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

Action for Climate-Smart Agriculture

This project will develop systems, tools, and expertise to create a sustainable marketplace for climate-smart commodities long term.

Through USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, Wolfe’s Neck Center will collaboratively lead an investment of $35 million to implement climate-smart agricultural practices.

Over the course of our 5-year project, at least 385 producers will receive funding to improve soil health through on-site practice adoption, model and measure climate impacts of adopting practices, and access purchase premiums for practicing climate-smart agriculture. 

This project will support climate-smart agricultural pilot projects on farms and ranches nationwide including the Northeast, the greater Midwest, and West. Project partners and collaborators will train agricultural technical assistance providers (TAPs), develop open-source, farmer-centered agricultural technology, and advance a robust, accessible marketplace for climate-smart products.

Project Goals

Empower Producers with Knowledge and Market Access
Bolster Existing Agricultural Service Provider Networks
Develop and Utilize Digital Marketplaces
Build Partnerships and Develop Technology

What Does Climate-Smart Agriculture Mean to Us?

Through this Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, the USDA is investing a historic $3.1 billion in 141 selected projects that will lead pilots to create market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart production practices.

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) uses an integrated approach to managing landscapes—cropland, livestock, forests and fisheries—that addresses the interlinked challenges of food security and accelerating climate change.

At Wolfe’s Neck Center, our goal is to foster a more just and resilient food system in the face of climate change. We see climate-smart agriculture as another strategy to expand implementation of regenerative agriculture practices in food systems everywhere. 

Project Partners

For More Information

For more information regarding this Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Award, or how to enroll, please visit the OpenTEAM website.

This work is supported by a subaward from a federal grant, led by Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment through our initiative, OpenTEAM.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number NR233A750004G032.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, any reference to specific brands or types of products or services does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for those products or services.

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