Upcoming Event

Week 4: Towards More Equitable Agriculture and Food Systems

October 28th, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

Description: This session explores strategies to enable climate-resilient futures in agricultural and food systems. Speakers will highlight the future of farming, youth/civil society engagement, science-informed policymaking, social movements (including labor organizations, NGOs), commitments to socially sustainable benefits, long-term cultural and behavior change (including dietary), sustainable agriculture, food safety (health), food access/nutrition, environmental justice, etc. 

Week 3: Pursuing Climate Resilience in Agriculture and Food Systems

October 21st, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

Description: This session explores the challenges to climate action along the agricultural and food value chain in California and beyond. Speakers will focus on the economic and environmental constraints to farm operations, GMO crops to improve climate resilience, commodity costs, labor market constraints, land use planning/management, policy/governance gaps, knowledge gaps, consumer behavior, procurement challenges, etc. 

Week 1: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies

October 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Description: This session targets potential solutions that achieve both climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural systems. Speakers will explore changes to the way we grow food can increase resilience to climate stresses while simultaneously reducing atmospheric greenhouse gases. Notable examples include the development of perennial cropping systems, breeding for root traits, and regenerative agronomic practices like no-till. 

Catalyzing Adaptive and Resilient Food Systems Workshop

About the Workshop

Climate change and associated extreme disaster events threaten agricultural productivity, food stability, and rural community resilience around the world. This webinar series brings together diverse perspectives -- from climate scientists and social scientists to crop biologists and ecologists -- to address the multi-dimensional challenges and opportunities associated with developing climate adaptive and resilient food systems in California, the US, and beyond.