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Arohi Sharma

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Deputy Director, Regenerative Agriculture, Nature Program


pronouns: She/Her
state: CA
city: New York
Tribal Affiliation: NO
languages: English, Other, Hindi
race + ethnicity: South Asian (eg: Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi)
Arohi is an experienced advocate focused on policies that promote regenerative agriculture to mitigate climate change, build and protect soil health, conserve and reduce water use, and restore biodiversity. Before joining NRDC, Arohi was in graduate school, where she researched how to incentivize multi-stakeholder partnerships to help mitigate climate change and worked for the Ethiopian Government to help craft the nation’s first sustainable agricultural development strategy. Prior to graduate school, Arohi served as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Senator Cory Booker. In 2020, Arohi was awarded the John E. Bryson fellowship for her work on water and agriculture. Talk to her about: food + farming, regenerative agriculture, climate + agriculture, soil health + soil carbon, on-farm irrigation efficiency, agricultural water use, water use data, Farm Bill, harmful algal blooms, and soil building practices.

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