U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund Recognized for Advancing Climate-Smart Agriculture
Morrisville, NC (STL.News) The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, announced today that the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund (USRCF) has been recognized as an Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) Innovation Sprint Partner. USRCF is an initiative of the Soil Health Institute, made possible with the generous support of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation as the founding partner.
AIM for Climate is a joint initiative by the United States and the United Arab Emirates that seeks to address the climate crisis by accelerating investments in climate-smart agriculture. The selection of SHI’s fund was announced during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 2, 2021.
“Being recognized on the global stage with a cohort of climate-smart initiatives raises awareness of this critical work and helps to accelerate the adoption of regenerative agricultural systems,” said SHI CEO and President Wayne Honeycutt. “This will help advance our goal of drawing down one million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere by 2026. We are excited to be conducting this work that benefits farmers while simultaneously contributing to transformative climate action in the agricultural sector.”
SOURCE: Soil Health Institute via email solicitation.