Climate Smart Agriculture
Interested in applying to a climate-smart grant?
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.
Hi! My name is Maria Ridoutt and I provide free technical assistance for CDFA financial incentives programs in Kern, Kings and Tulare counties. If you are a farmer/rancher interested in applying for a CDFA grant or implementing an awarded project, please reach out at:
firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 903-9442
For more information about our statewide cohort click here.
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)
State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
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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.
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SWEEP Pilot Program 2023
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