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Research Project: Adaptation Workbook for California Cropping Systems

Location: Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems Research

Project Number: 2032-12610-001-005-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2019
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

1) Obtain, populate and amass grower and farmer needs assessment based on a combination of focused/organized workshops and other available but yet to be synthesized data. 2) Prepare a compilation of the pertinent climate change vulnerabilities and assessments for agricultural production in the state of California. 3) Develop, per the feedback and other available data and input, draft adaptation strategies and approaches, that are research-based for specialty crops produced in California. 4) Synthesize adaptation demonstrations and case studies for adaptation strategies.

California is leading the nation in agricultural production as well as climate response policies, initiatives and funding. A great deal of work, including trials, demonstrations and science looking at climate adaptation strategies and tactics for the state’s agricultural sector has been undertaken. This work, as it relates to the cropping systems targeted in this proposal will all need to be reviewed and categorized in select strategies. Assessment of climate conditions and the expectations of specialty crop growers will be collected and synthetically assembled in a concise manner to form the basis for the development of the workbook menu.