Energy, Environment, & Climate
Investing in Digital Agriculture Innovation to Secure Food, Yields, and Livelihoods
Improving local food security is critical to ending poverty and eliminating hunger, and United States Government can be a global leader. From Jonathan Lehe, Nick Milne, and Gautam Bastian, a proposal for USAID, Feed the Future, and its partners to launch a Digital Agriculture for Food Security Challenge to improve crop yields worldwide.
Unlocking the U.S. Bioeconomy with the Plant Genome Project
Plants are key to enable a diversified and climate-resilient food system. Mary Fernandes proposes a Plant Genome Project (PGP), a robust Human Genome Project-style initiative to build a dataset of genetic information on plant species.
CLimate Improvements through Modern Biotechnology (CLIMB) — A National Center for Bioengineering Solutions to Climate Change and Environmental Challenges
The federal government can accelerate capabilities and applications of environmental biotechnology by establishing the CLimate Improvements through Modern Biotechnology (CLIMB) Center.
Reduce, Repurpose, Recharge: Establishing a Collaborative Doctrine of Groundwater Management in the Ogallala Aquifer
The federal government should create a Reduce, Repurpose, Recharge Initiative (RRRI): a voluntary program designed to keep farmers engaged in groundwater conservation in the Ogallala Aquifer.
Establishing the AYA Research Institute: Increasing Data Capacity and Community Engagement for Environmental-Justice Tools
The Biden Administration should create the “AYA Research Institute” to increase federal capacity to identify and resolve environmental justice issues.