Advancing U.S. leadership in international conservation through public and private partnerships and developing the next generation of Congressional conservation leaders
Over 2.5 billion people work in the agriculture sector worldwide. Over 1 billion of these people are subsistence farmers, working small plots of land with traditional techniques. With so many of the world's people barely surviving, it is imperative that we protect the land on which the underprivileged depend. Pollution, land degradation, and contamination all threaten the livelihoods of impoverished families already at risk. By improving environmental sustainability and integrating the latest science,we can not only secure the future of the environment, but improve the lives of billions.