Food insecurity and accelerating climate shocks are making it even harder for the 600 million smallholder farmers who produce a third of the world’s food to generate reliable income and optimize their businesses. At the same time, extractive economic systems, market failures and mismanagement of our collective commons have driven us to intensify pressure on degraded land, incentivize harmful agricultural practices and ultimately, expand the destruction of our biodiversity. The foundation for the ecological health of the planet is by and large stewarded by rural communities that have been marginalized by the global economy. How do we catalyze agricultural prosperity and transform food systems, making farming and land use more profitable, resilient, climate-proof, and regenerative?
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