California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
University of California
California Institute for Water Resources

Climate Smart Agriculture

What is Climate Smart Agriculture?

The USDA is currently accepting applications from farmers through local Farm Service Agency offices for their Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, in order to provide unprecedented relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. More info is available at: https://www.farmers.gov/cfap.

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) addresses the risks that climate change poses to agriculture.

It encompasses management practices that:

  • Increase soil carbon
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improve water use efficiency

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's climate smart agriculture programs provide funding to growers to help them implement practices that build resiliency to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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