Climate Change in Agriculture
Addressing climate change in agriculture will encompass both reducing vulnerability through adapting to the ongoing and predicted impacts of climate, and exploiting opportunities to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture in California is vulnerable to predicted impacts of climate change, including less reliable water supplies, increased temperatures, and increased pests (See Chapter 8 of the Climate Adaptation strategy). Opportunities in agriculture for reducing greenhouse gas emissions include research efforts on N2O emissions, coordinated regulatory response to siting of dairy digesters and the development of offset protocols.
For Adaptation Information
For Emission Reduction Information
- California Department of Food and Agriculture Climate Change Resources
- Climate Risks and California's Future - Agriculture and the Food System
- California Climate Action Team Agriculture Group
- ARB Agricultural Related Activities
If you have additional questions, contact
Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).