What is SFL?

Farmers, ranchers, and foresters are managing an increasingly complex and interrelated set of challenges: a growing population to feed, a changing climate, and the loss of ecosystem integrity. Addressing these issues requires collaboration among the agriculture, forestry and conservation sectors. The Solutions from the Land (SFL) initiative brings together a broad range of stakeholders to explore the development of integrated sustainable solutions to the challenges of climate change, food security, economic development, and biodiversity conservation.   


By 2050, agricultural systems, forests and other land uses are managed to simultaneously satisfy domestic and global demand for safe, abundant and affordable food, feed and fiber; support economic security and sustainable development; reduce hunger and malnutrition; improve soil, water and air quality; enhance biodiversity and ensure ecosystem health and deliver mitigation and adaptation solutions to a changing climate. 


To identify and facilitate the implementation of integrated policies, practices and projects at a landscape scale that will result in land being sustainably managed to produce food, feed, fiber and energy while enhancing biodiversity, protecting and improving critical environmental resources and delivering high value solutions to combat climate change.