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Resilient Roots

Climate-Smart Agriculture & Food Systems


2020 Climate Change
Consortium for Specialty Crops

Hearing from farmers is the first - and most important - part of our Resilient Roots programming.

The 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Speciality Crops of Southern California was convened in a partnership between the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Climate Science Alliance. The vision of the 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops in Southern California builds off of CDFA's 2012 Climate Change Consortium for Speciality Crops in northern and central California, with a goal to identify climate impacts and strategies for climate resilience specific to Southern California’s specialty crop producers. These efforts have provided a critical opportunity to hear from producers, researchers, and technical assistance advisors to identify the opportunities, recommendations, and actions for advancing the region's climate resilience.


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2020 Report:
Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops
Summary Guide:
Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops
Los Impactos del Cambio Climático de los Cultivos Especializados
2020 Consortium Summary Powerpoint
Presentación del 2020 Consorcio

2020 Consortium Event

Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops

On February 27, 2020 over 40 specialty crop representatives, including growers, agricultural associations, technical advisors, and researchers, gathered to share insight, experience and expertise to identify climate change adaptation strategies and solutions specific to southern California. Learn more and view the Consortium resources here:

2019 Convergence Event

Carbon Sink
Farming Convergence

The Climate Science Alliance team collaborated with Solidarity Farm and Pauma Tribal Farms to support the Carbon Sink Farming Convergence event November 4-5, 2019. The Convergence provided an opportunity for a diverse group of experts to come together, share land-based strategies and solutions to build resilience and discuss ways to support and advance these actions across the region.

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