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Climate Smart Agriculture Webinar - July 20

July 14, 2021 by Logan

California & The Western Cape to Discuss Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT - California)
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (SAST - Western Cape)

This complimentary Climate Smart Agriculture Webinar series is a joint collaboration between the California Department of Food and Agriculture and The Western Cape Department of Agriculture. The intent of this series is connect farmers/ranchers, academia and government representatives in both countries to engage on shared climate challenges.


Please join representatives from California & The Western Cape for a discussion on agricultural impacts and strategies related to climate change. This discussion will also include an overview of climate smart tools available to assist farmers and ranchers.  

Agenda and Speakers: The Science of Climate Change

  • Dr. Peter Johnston, University of Cape Town
  • Dr. Tapan Pathak, University of California, Merced 
  • California's Climate Smart Agriculture Program
  • Dr. Amrith Gunasekara, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Western Cape: SmartAgri Plan
  • Dr. Stephanie Midgley, Western Cape Department of Agriculture
  • Climate Smart Tools
  • California USDA Climate Hub
  • Western Cape Department of Agriculture
  • Discussion
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