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Equity Commission meets to rewire the US’s unjust agriculture system

by Siddhi Ashar, Mar 8
1 minute read

In a historical decision, the USDA held its very first Equity Commission in February 2022. The subcommittee works to make sure no one is left behind as we transform to better practices for the land.  Addressing long-standing inequities along with a racial wealth gap, the team will come up with ways to rework policies, structures and work to remove all barriers that encourage economic, political, or social discrimination.

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So what?

Advancing equity will be key to scaling solutions within the agricultural sector. Farmers can not be expected to work on climate solutions and build resilience when they face constant hurdles economically and politically. Such an effort can be a step towards increased well-being, dignity and increased access to capital and resources creating a new system allowing all stakeholders to shape and benefit from it.

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With a background in international studies and filmmaking, Siddhi works with the Futures Centre team to creatively push our current imaginaries and create more positive visions of futures rooted in equity. Her works centers around challenging common narratives and working agilely to bring forth more representative ones. Through her role at the Futures Centre, she focuses on the answering the question, how can better climate communication and visioning help stakeholders work together and act intently, empathetically and urgently?

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