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Climate Smart Agriculture

What is Climate Smart Agriculture?

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach to help the people who manage agricultural systems respond effectively to climate change.  

Climate change effects include higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events. All of these pose risks for agriculture, food and water supplies. Resilience is therefore a predominant concern

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization.

Climate Smart Agriculture Grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) supports three funding opportunities in climate smart agriculture

 

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) 

Awards funds up to $750,000 to dairy operations and livestock producers who decrease their methane emissions by changing the way that they manage manure.

AMMP official website  

State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

Awards funds up to $100,000 to farmers that install more efficient irrigation systems that decrease their water consumption, as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. 

SWEEP official website

Healthy Soils Program (HSP) 

Awards funds up to $100,000 to farmers that implement conservation agriculture techniques that decrease erosion and greenhouse gas emissions, like cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, and mulching. 

 

HSP official website

Para informacion en español haga click aqui. 

Climate Smart Ag Specialists

In a collaborative partnership, CDFA and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources have teamed up to support community education specialists throughout the state to provide technical assistance and outreach for the climate smart agriculture programs. 

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Maria Ridoutt specializes in these initiatives and provides free assistance in English and Spanish to farmers in Kern, Tulare, Kings and nearby Counties with the grant application process for the SWEEP, AMMP, and HSP programs.

For more information and help applying for these grants, contact Maria Ridoutt at: 

mridoutt@ucanr.edu 

661-903-9442

For more information about our statewide cohort click here.

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Maria Ridoutt se especializa en estas iniciativas y brinda asistencia gratuita en inglés y español a agricultores en Kern, Tulare, Kings y los condados cercanos con el proceso de solicitud de subvenciones para los programas SWEEP, AMMP y HSP.

Para obtener más información y ayuda para solicitar estas subvenciones, comuníquese con Maria Ridoutt al: 

mridoutt@ucanr.edu

661-903-9442

Para obtener más información sobre nuestro equipo de proveedores de asistencia tecnica, haga clic aquí.

Para informacion acerca de las subvenciones de CDFA en español haga click aqui. 

Check out our statewide cohort and contact your closest Climate Smart Ag specialist!

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Climate Smart Newsletter - September 2022 9/2/22
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