CalCAN recently unveiled a new fact sheet on Climate Solutions in California Agriculture, which carefully catalogues and describes the scientific basis for pursuing climate-friendly agricultural practices and policies in the state.
With references to nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications and agency reports, the updated fact sheet presents the most comprehensive view yet of how California growers can help to achieve the state’s climate change goals. It also demonstrates the many valuable co-benefits of climate-friendly practices, including increased fertility, cost savings, and better resiliency to drought, floods, and heat.
When CalCAN released our Ready…Or Not? report nearly four years ago, we lamented the lack of California-specific research on climate solutions in agriculture, particularly the near-absence of organic farming systems in scientific studies.
As this updated fact sheet shows, the case for climate solutions in California agriculture has strengthened considerably since that time, even as more research is still sorely needed.
We hope that this document, which references multiple studies published within the past twelve months, will prove a valuable resource for growers, policymakers, and researchers alike. It is also meant to complement the policy vision detailed in CalCAN’s recently-released Growing Solutions: Climate and Agriculture Recommendations to the California Governor. We encourage you to share both publications with your networks.
Climate Solutions in Agriculture covers the following topics:
- Water & Energy Efficiency
- Renewable Energy Production
- Soil Building
- Organic Farming
- Rangeland Management
- Livestock Production
- Agricultural Land Conservation
To view all of CalCAN’s fact sheets, click here.
Topics covered in other CalCAN Fact Sheets include [all in PDF format]: