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The UN General Assembly has declared 2026 as the International Year of the Woman Farmer, thanks to U.S. government efforts that were spearheaded by USDA and garnered more than 100 co-sponsors.
At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), Secretary Vilsack and other USDA officials are highlighting the U.S. commitment to investing in innovative climate solutions, quantifying and demonstrating results, and sharing resources and solutions with the world.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt will lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment in Rome, Italy, July...
At the 2022 UN Climate Conference, Secretary Vilsack highlighted USDA's initiatives and investments in climate-smart agriculture, noting that global food security depends upon the ability of farmers worldwide to increase productivity while strengthening climate resilience and minimizing climate impacts.
USDA and Ukraine's Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food are entering into a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance coordination between the U.S. and Ukrainian agriculture and food sectors and build a strategic partnership to address food security.
While in Kenya, Ambassador Cindy McCain saw how USDA’s McGovern-Dole Program has helped boost food security and educational opportunities for vulnerable children and families.
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.
At meetings and events throughout the COP26 in Glasgow, Secretary Vilsack highlighted USDA partnerships and initiatives that put agriculture, forestry and rural communities at the center of global solutions to the climate crisis.
President Biden and leaders from the United Arab Emirate officially launched the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) on Nov. 2 at COP26 in Glasgow.
The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate now has the support of 30 nations, as well as the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s COP26 Presidency
Stakeholder Notice

UN Food Systems Summit Listening Session

The U.S. government will host an informal, virtual listening session on Sept. 3 to solicit stakeholder input in advance of the UN Food Systems Summit, which takes place Sept. 23.