Category Archives: Climate Smart Agriculture

California & Australia: Climate Smart Agriculture Webinar – June 19th

Although California and Australia are on opposite hemispheres, our climates – and the associated challenges — are profoundly similar. As California continues to lead the nation in agricultural production, we must look to our international partners to find innovate ways … Continue reading

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To Fight Climate Change, Heal the Ground – From the NY Times

California Today: To Fight Climate Change, Heal the Ground By:Mike McPhate The climate change fight has focused largely on cutting emissions. But California is now considering another solution: dirt. Whereas an overabundance of carbon in the air has been disrupting … Continue reading

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Water in Agriculture Forum highlights cooperation between California and Israel

Today, Secretary Karen Ross and Israeli Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel signed a Letter of Intent (see below) on agricultural cooperation furthering the commitment between California and Israel in addressing issues related to a changing climate. The document was signed during the opening … Continue reading

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California and Israel to co-host forum on Water and Agriculture Policy – May 25th in Sacramento

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will co-host a joint forum on shared issues related to water and agriculture. The forum will bring together Israeli and Californian government officials … Continue reading

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California and Australia – a continuing partnership

Our visit to Australia was another step in furthering California’s commitment on climate smart agriculture. The trip not only allowed us the opportunity to meet with government officials and academia, but also to see on-farm adaptations related to water management … Continue reading

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California and Netherlands Renew Commitment on Climate Smart Agriculture

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross met with Netherlands Minster for Agriculture Martijn van Dam on Monday to discuss their ongoing commitment to collaborate on variety of agricultural issues. Secretary Ross traveled to the Netherlands last year and signed a Letter of … Continue reading

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