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

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Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).