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(June 14, 2022) — Natural Farming Analysis Basis (OFRF) Analysis & Training Program Supervisor Thelma Vélez, PhD, will testify earlier than the total Home Agriculture Committee listening to on “The Position of Local weather Analysis in Supporting Agricultural Resiliency.” Vélez was invited to share her experience and will probably be summarizing analysis findings that reveal the potential for natural programs to mitigate local weather change and construct resilience. She will even suggest extra funding in natural analysis, schooling, and extension to help American farmers and ranchers in implementing the very best practices for local weather mitigation and adaptation. The listening to is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET, and will probably be reside streamed on the Home Ag Democrats YouTube channel.
Vélez has over 15 years of interdisciplinary agriculture and meals programs analysis expertise. She’s going to converse on behalf of Natural Farming Analysis Basis, a nationwide nonprofit that works intently with researchers, natural farmers, and coverage makers throughout the U.S. to grasp the challenges farmers face, and to supply the analysis and schooling instruments wanted to assist them thrive.
OFRF not too long ago revealed its 2022 Nationwide Natural Analysis Agenda (NORA), a 230-page report compiling survey outcomes and listening session knowledge from over 1,000 licensed natural producers. Over half of those farmers have been involved with adapting to local weather change and almost 90% of NORA individuals applied regenerative soil well being administration reminiscent of cowl cropping, a climate-friendly apply.
“Lower than 1% of the USDA’s annual analysis finances is spent on natural manufacturing subjects, which isn’t aligned with the natural sector’s regularly rising market share of 6%,” says Vélez. “Whereas the natural technique has been proven to have nice potential to contribute to each local weather mitigation and local weather resilience, rather more action-oriented analysis is required to make widespread adoption potential.”
Natural Farming Analysis Basis
The Natural Farming Analysis Basis (OFRF) is a non-profit basis that works to foster the development and widespread adoption of natural farming programs. OFRF cultivates natural analysis, schooling, and federal insurance policies that deliver extra farmers and acreage into natural manufacturing. Undertaking outcomes are shared freely at ofrf.org. OFRF additionally supplies free entry to all of its academic supplies and sources.
Caroline Baptist, OFRF Communications Supervisor, [email protected]