The GrowUS Initiative is a collective of Anaheim High School Teachers, NOCROP Instructors, and Anaheim High School students who are dedicated to developing, planning, and executing a vertical farm system(s) on our High School Campus, in the hopes of improving school meals, feeding the communities around the school, and educating students of the future of agriculture, and our impact that food systems have on the planet.
Commitments to action
Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)
CIFOR-ICRAF, UNCCD, IICA, OSU C-MASC, Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia, Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Fiji, Department of Agriculture Zambia, Ministry of Agriculture Malawi, 4p1000, CIFOR-ICRAF, IICA, Hochschule GEISENHEIM University Germany, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungary, University of Life Sciences in Lublin Poland, SLU Sweden, SUA Tanzania, Ohio State University C-MASC USA, Aapresid Argentina, CREA Argentina, Land and Health Benin, APEE Burundi, Humanitarian Cameroon, EFICAGUA Chile, ADIF, AGDBI, CBCD, CONGRES DR-Congo, European Carbon Farmers, European Society for Soil Conservation, Pour une Agriculture du Vivant France, BAIF India, JPAM Ivory Coast, CCD Madagascar, BACIR Mali, Simpson Foundation Malawi, Labizey Hallassa Fight for the well-being of populations Niger, The Royal Norwegian Society for Development Norway, Sustainable Harvest International, EDAFOTEC Spain, ICP UK, IFDC USA, INERA Burkina Faso, Research Centre of Agriculture Georgia, Institut National de Pédologie Senegal
The main objective of the Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH) is to improve soil health globally by addressing critical implementation, monitoring, policy, and public and private investment barriers that constrain farmers from adopting and scaling healthy soil practices.
CA4SH will function as a global coordination center for innovation and knowledge-sharing and action to build soil health by focusing on the following principles:
- Accessible and inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships that empower smallholder farmers;
- Transparent and accountable business solutions and public and private sector investments that promote equity;
- Evidence-based policy as an enabler for all, at all scales;
- Capacity building for on-ground implementation and monitoring.
CA4SH will deliver through regional and country hubs that build synergies across locally adapted initiatives to guide on-ground actions including:
- Locally-adapted investment mechanisms, methods and frameworks that deliver farmer incentives for restoring and protecting healthy soils;
- Policies and processes that reduce economic, social and technical barriers to uptake and scaling, particularly for marginalized groups including women, youth and Indigenous Peoples;
- Practical and scientifically robust, systematic and farmer-led soil monitoring procedures, including indicators, tools and protocols for measuring and valuing soil health, carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services.
Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production
Leigh WInowiecki, Rattan, Lal, Kelly Witkowski, CIFOR-ICRAF, UNCCD, IICA, OSU C-MASC
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero is a global, multi-stakeholder engagement aiming to develop pathways towards low-carbon dairy systems while considering the diversity of dairy systems globally, their contributions to food and nutrition security, and to livelihoods and economies around the world.
Taking forward the work of the solution cluster, a global coalition of allies will be developed to support nature-positive innovation linked to the Global Action Agenda for Innovation in Agriculture that will be launched at COP26, engaging numerous organisations and thousands of stakeholders.