Published January 2021 – California launched the country’s first Climate Smart Agriculture programs in 2014. The programs provide technical and financial assistance for the state’s farmers and ranchers to adopt practices that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase carbon sinks, and protect agricultural lands. The programs support the improved resiliency of our farms, ecosystems and communities and some have earmarked funding for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers (SDFRs).
To date, these programs have invested over $420 million in our state’s farmers and ranchers, supporting over 1750 projects, and conserving over 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent – equal to removing 4.5 million cars from the road for a year.
Learn more about the individual impact of these programs with this fact sheet that we update every year.
Download Investing in California Agriculture Climate Solutions Fact Sheet