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Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate – Excerpt

By Laura Lengnick, New Society Publishers

Ed. note: To kick off our curated series The Dirt on Soil, we are starting out with a big-picture look at the world of sustainable food systems, framed by author and researcher Laura Lengnick. The body of the piece is excerpted from the updated and expanded 2nd edition of Laura's book: Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate, published by New Society Books, and published here on Resilience.org with the permission of the publisher and the author. The book will be released on June 14, 2022. You can find out more about the book and pre-order it here. My first big step into the world of climate action came in 2011. In April of that year, I was invited to join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) leadership team responsible for producing the very first national report exploring adaptation to climate change in U.S. agriculture. As a member...

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