Climate change and associated extreme disaster events threaten agricultural productivity, food stability, and rural community resilience around the world. This workshop builds upon the 2020 Fall Webinar Series and brings together diverse perspectives — from climate scientists and social scientists to crop biologists and ecologists — to address the multi-dimensional challenges and opportunities associated with developing climate adaptive and resilient food systems in California, the US, and beyond.
The workshop will take place virtually on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, with coordinated sessions on managing climate extremes, nature-based solutions, operational responses to climate change, and strategies to enable health, human wellbeing, and justice in agricultural and food systems. Each session will engage science and policy experts from the field and will include interactive online participation from local and state government, agricultural firms and commodity boards, nonprofits, communities, and researchers. The goal of the workshop is to generate productive discussions, collaborative solutions, and build working groups that highlight emerging science on climate change impacts experienced by various food systems, agricultural sectors, and communities.