The Ecological Farming Association is a member of The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) - a coalition that advances policies to support California agriculture in the face of climate change.
CalCan believes that agriculture can play a constructive role in responding to the climate crisis by reducing its carbon footprint and thus help to ensure the long-term viability and security of our food and farming system. CalCan was founded in response to an urgent call for ecologically-sustainable agriculture practices that reduce farming-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prepare farmers to cope with the coming challenges of climate change.
In California, climate change is expected to cause extreme and unpredictable weather, drier conditions, reduced water resources and increased pest and disease pressures. These potentially profound impacts on the viability of California agriculture require immediate action. Fortunately, many of the practices developed by the ecologically-sustainable and organic farming community offer powerful strategies for reducing GHG emissions, sequestering carbon, and making agriculture more resilient to climate change by decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, conserving water and increasing soil fertility. The benefits go beyond climate protection—ecologically-sustainable agriculture also offers environmental and health benefits such as clean air and water, soil conservation, increased biodiversity, and enhanced wildlife habitat.
Visit CalCAN’s website: www.calclimateag.org.