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. 

Session Chair: Eric Chu, UC Davis

Session Speakers: 

Chase Sova, Senior Director of Public Policy and Research, World Food Program USA


Tracey Farrigan, Geographer, USDA Economic Research Service

Gabriele Ludwig, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Almond Board of California

Christopher Free, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Santa Barbara


Group Q&A Discussion