The Climate Beneficial Fiber Partnership is working with wool, alpaca and cotton growers in nine primary states to accelerate adoption of conservation agriculture practices that benefit the climate, strengthen on-farm resilience, and build regional fiber systems. The partnership team will provide enrolled producers with technical assistance and $18 million in direct incentive payments to write and implement whole-farm Carbon Farm Plans on fiber producing landscapes. Producers are then welcomed into Fibershed’s Climate BeneficialTM Verified Fiber program network and connected with designers and markets that value ecosystem services.
This project has been made possible through USDA’s ground-breaking investment in Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities. The Climate Beneficial Fiber Partnership team consists of six partner organizations; Carbon Cycle Institute, Colorado State University, Fibershed, National Center for Appropriate Technology, New York Textile Lab, and Seed2Shirt. Additional Partnerships projects can be found on USDA’s project dashboard.