The state is experiencing its fifth year of drought. Despite the arrival of increased rain and snow resulting from the recent El Niño, the state still struggles from water shortage. California would need 2.5-3 times its average rainfall in order to begin ending the drought, a condition which is increasingly being referred to as “the new normal”.
Submitted by Anneli Sundin on 1 September, 2016 - 16:27
Climate change, volatile prices, changing consumption patterns, and increasing competition for agricultural land makes the hard business of farming even more challenging. How do we make our farming systems sustainable and resilient? In search for the answer to this question, we tend to focus on inputs and outputs, forgetting about the people who are at the center of the issue.