Prolonged droughts. Erratic rainfall. Fluctuating temperatures. These extreme weather events are just some of the many ways climate change is exacerbating existing challenges faced by farmers and ranchers across the globe. According to the United Nations, more than 80 percent of the damage and losses caused by drought is to agriculture, especially livestock and crop production
But instead of sitting idly by, farmers – in California and around the world – are adapting to these changes. They are implementing new technologies, forming partnerships and exploring innovative solutions that will better prepare them for climate induced extreme weather events.
To better explore these strategies and solutions, the California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a webinar titled, “Chile and California: Exploring on-farm climate change adaptation strategies.”
This free webinar brings together farmers, research scientists and government representatives from Chile and California to discuss strategies and practices to help growers around the world adapt to the impacts of climate change. The event will be held on April 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Registration information can be found at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2207220504546643969
California continues to work in collaboration with international partners to foster knowledge-sharing partnerships to address climate change impacts on agriculture. This webinar is the tenth in a series of international discussions focusing on climate smart agriculture. For more information, contact Jaydeep Singh at Jaydeep.firstname.lastname@example.org.