Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Project Summaries

September 14, 2022 (USDA) The USDA is investing $3.1 billion in 141 selected projects under Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. The ʻUlu Cooperative is a major partner part of these projects. 

Expanding Agroforestry Production and Markets: This project will build climate-smart markets and increase capital investments in tree planting that will increase the supply of agroforestry commodities utilizing a network of leaders in forestry. This will work directly with manufacturers and retailers to connect potential buyers with producers (including underserved producers). Project plans to provide 95 percent cost-share to participating underserved producers implanting climate-smart practices. Partners also aim to work with trade organization to develop certification standards for an “agroforestry-producers” label which will bring a price premium to producers. 

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