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COP28 witnesses the expansion of the US-UAE initiative for climate-friendly farming, reaching a total value of $17 bln

At the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, the joint effort between the United States and the United Arab Emirates aimed at promoting climate-friendly farming worldwide has surpassed $17 billion in funding. The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), initiated during COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, relies on contributions from governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.
Globally, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization notes that approximately a third of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions come from food and farming. Since 2021, nearly 80 projects have been unveiled under AIM for Climate, focusing on expanding agricultural research, implementing sustainable farming practices, and reducing methane emissions.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed the partnership's commitment to accelerating investments in transformative food systems and climate-smart agricultural innovations. The funding for the initiative has increased from $13 billion in May, when the U.S. and UAE co-hosted an AIM for Climate summit in Washington, and from $8 billion at COP27.
The current funding total comprises $12 billion from governments and $5 billion from non-governmental entities, including companies and humanitarian organizations. The 27 new projects unveiled at COP28 vary in size from $500 million to $150,000. Notably, companies such as Bunge and Alphabet's Google are collaborating with the Nature Conservancy and the Brazilian state of Para in a substantial project to expand regenerative agriculture.
For the first time, agriculture holds a prominent focus at this year's climate summit, dedicating a full day on December 10 to food and farming topics. Advocacy groups are urging nations and companies to commit to addressing agricultural methane emissions, particularly those stemming from livestock production.




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  • Rashid Kamau

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    Great laudable initiative

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      • George Kariuki

        18 w

        COP28 dedicating a day to food and farming acknowledges the sector's crucial role in both climate change and food security and the $17B funding is very much welcomed.

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        • Joseph Githinji

          18 w

          This is a magnificent plan that should be adopted the whole globe. Farming is a great sector that incorporates alot in both finances and labour and investing in climate friendly practices will go a long way.

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          • Rotich Kim

            18 w

            This is amazing

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            • Jengaj John

              18 w

              This is great!

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              • Gorffly mokua

                18 w

                This is incredible!💚👏

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  18 w

                  It is also important to note that these two factions are one of the leading producers and users of oil on the planet. Need to see some real change on that

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    18 w

                    @munene_mugambi this is a great observation and the two initiatives should be done to work hand in hand, we want all change in one front.

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                  • Princess

                    18 w

                    What a promising initiative!.👏

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                    • johnte ndeto

                      18 w

                      What a wonderful investment

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        18 w

                        Great initiative

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                        • walter lungayi

                          18 w

                          It's great to see initiatives like this being expanded to promote climate-friendly farming practices. Hopefully, more countries will follow suit and prioritize sustainability in agriculture.

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            18 w

                            @walter_lungayi this is an initiative whose time is now, I agree that more nations should adopt the plan.

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                            • Grace Njeri

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                              @walter_lungayi Prioritizing sustainability in agriculture needs to be embraced in all means.

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