Production and Sustainability

America’s agricultural producers and exporters are passionate about providing safe, wholesome, and affordable food and farm products to consumers around the world. Embracing science and innovation makes it possible for them to help meet global demand, keep food affordable, and ensure that it is produced in the ways that are most sustainable – both environmentally and economically. At the links below, you can learn more about American agriculture’s commitment to quality, safety, environmental stewardship, science, and sustainability – and about the U.S. infrastructure that supports this.

In addition, FAS's international offices track and report on other countries' policies, initiatives, and activities that relate to areas such as climate, sustainability, and technology adoption. Get the latest updates in the Data and Analysis section below.

Animal and Plant Health

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/

Biotechnology

https://www.usda.gov/topics/biotechnology

Climate

https://www.usda.gov/oce/energy-and-environment/climate/usda

Conservation

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

https://www.farmers.gov/conserve

Farm Practices and Management

https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-practices-management/

Food Safety

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/

https://www.fda.gov/food

Food Systems

https://www.fas.usda.gov/topics/un-food-systems-summit-2021

Grading and Standards

https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards

Innovation

https://www.usda.gov/aia

Organics

Trade - https://www.fas.usda.gov/commodities/organic-products

Production and Certification - https://www.usda.gov/topics/organic

Sustainability

https://thesustainabilityalliance.us/

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: 242nd Food Safety Group

On July 16, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (MCPA, MCPB, Captan, Cyazofamid, Pyriofenone, Fluoxastrobin, Procymidone, Mandestrobin, Cypermethrin, Albendazole, and Zeranol) for various agricultural commodities.
On July 5, 2021, the European Commission and agri-food industry stakeholders launched the European Union’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices as part of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Senegal: Mali Overview on Climate Change Policy

Mali ratified the majority of Multilateral Agreements on the Environment (MEAs), in particular the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 1994, the Kyoto Protocol in March 2002, the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol in December 2015, and the Paris Agreement in September 2016.

News and Features

Led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States is joining a global coalition focused on improving the nutrition, health, and education of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide.
In his remarks to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Secretary Vilsack emphasized the U.S. commitment to climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices, science-based rulemaking, and collaboration on addressing global food insecurity.
The Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate will increase and accelerate global innovation research and development on agriculture and food systems in support of climate action.

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