How we grow food plays a big role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Improving our land use and agricultural practices has the potential to maximize land-based carbon sequestration, remove greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, and increase biodiversity.

 Growing more good food locally and creating virtuous local food value chains is not only a solution for reducing environmental impact, it improves affordability and access, contributes to place-based economic development, and nurtures community connections.

 CFSA’s technical assistance services focus on promoting the adoption of climate-resilient, organic, and regenerative farming practices, increasing the sustainability of farm businesses, and strengthening local and regional food system infrastructure, creating more equitable access to local, healthy, and sustainably grown food. We prioritize socially disadvantaged farmers and frontline communities given the historic and systemic barriers they face to land access, access to healthy food, and sustainable farm enterprises, as well as being disproportionately burdened by the negative impacts of climate change.