Amrith Gunasekara, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Mark Rosegrant, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
Technologies & Priorities for Adaptation to Climate Change: from California to Global Food Security
Date and Location
Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
King Lounge, Memorial Union
Dr. Rosegrant will discuss a new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) which measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, prices, hunger, and trade flows as we approach 2050 and identifies practices which could significantly benefit developing nations.
Dr. Gunasekara will discuss the CDFA-commissioned Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops, which identifies known challenges and unpredictable changes that farmers of specialty crops will increasingly confront due to climate change. Agricultural adaptation and preparedness for climate events will ultimately depend on farmers having access to agricultural support services, scientific answers to fundamental climate change impact questions, investment in planning and preparedness, and technological innovations. The Consortium identified a role for state agencies, including the CDFA, to support the agriculture sector in shoring up its climate adaptation capacity.
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