With agriculture both a contributor to environmental degradation and on the frontlines of feeling the effects of climate change, the sector is key to implementing meaningful climate change solutions. Our work at the intersection of agricultural policy and sustainable land use aims to promote opportunities to make the agricultural sector and farm communities more resilient and sustainable.
In June 2020, the Berkeley Food Institute and UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment convened farmers, policy experts, advocates, investors, and other stakeholders in the farming community for a virtual roundtable on public-private solutions to advance regenerative agriculture. We agreed on the problem, yet our diverse perspectives necessitated discussion of the broad range of potential and existing solutions. From reforming crop insurance and promoting regenerative practices to implementing policies that prioritize equity, explore these recommendations and more in Redefining Value and Risk in Agriculture.