We are at a critical juncture where we need to see a shift in agricultural practices. Currently, farmers rely on practices where crops need to be planted annually, which places a heavy burden on our soil, water, and biodiversity. Agriculture is eroding our soil, accelerating climate change, and polluting our water.
Perennial crops, which are often overlooked, are planted once and live for years providing an excellent solution to this pressing problem.
A recent Food Tank webinar series led by Jerry Glover, a Food Tank advisory group member and Systems Advisor to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), explores how planting perennial crops is a vital piece in the global food puzzle. Here, we've collected some of the major buzz generated from the webinar, and input from top proponents of perennial crops.