California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a coalition that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. CalCAN is striving to be a voice for the positive contribution agriculture can make on climate protection and adaptation, and to assemble diverse expertise and stakeholders to advance specific state policy proposals.
CalCAN describes the vision for California’s agricultural future as one that has long been articulated and modeled by sustainable agriculture which provides powerful solutions to the climate crisis. These include practices and policies that minimize nitrogen-based fertilizer use, decrease tillage, increase biodiversity, conserve water, encourage local food production, protect farmland, produce on-farm renewable energy, and build the organic content of soil to sequester more carbon – all of which mitigate climate change.
“Farming for Success in the 21st Century: Webinar Series for Agriculture Conservation Professionals” is a three-part webinar series available on the CalCAN website. Each session provides an overview of expected climate impacts such as increased water scarcity, warming temperatures and unpredictable and extreme weather events, and tools for enhancing on-farm resilience and adaptation to changing climate conditions.
This webinar series’ topics are:
- Soil Building for Climate Resilience
- Biodiversity for Climate Resilience
- Water Use Efficiency and On-Farm Storage for Climate Resilience
Webinars and powerpoints for these webinars are available here:
Other resources on the CalCAN website include:
- Drought resources (lists of disaster relief, water conservation funds, and loans)
- Farmer stories
- Fact sheets
- An assessment of California agriculture’s readiness for climate change
- Recommendations to the Governor
- Educational resources including more webinars and videos
Phone: (707) 478-4431