Although California and Australia are in 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 innovative ways to produce high quality foods while also practicing water conservation.
Join the conversation as farmers, research scientists and government representatives from Australia and California discuss irrigation water management and technologies for use in specialty crop production.
Australia is one the world’s leaders in irrigation efficiency and water management innovation. From 1997 to 2009, Australia faced the worst drought in the country’s history. However, through a series of policy innovations, Australia was successful in reducing water use and developing adaptive on-farm solutions for a changing climate.
California is working in collaboration with international partners to foster knowledge-sharing partnerships to address climate change impacts on agriculture. This webinar is the fifth in a series of international discussions focusing on climate smart agriculture.