Data Drives Decisions: Data Infrastructure for Climate-Smart Agriculture

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Climate-smart agriculture relies on coordinating a complex suite of agricultural practices to provide ecosystem services. But measurement of these benefits is scattered—there is no centralized, nationwide infrastructure for collecting information about ecosystem services practices and benefits.


Funding for a coordinated data infrastructure—a national ecosystem services monitoring network—could meet this need. Data is key for driving climate-smart decision making. With better data, producers and land managers can make more informed, far-reaching decisions to improve ecosystem services provided by agricultural land.

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