Triple Harvest: Farmland conservation for climate protection, smart growth and food security in California

Friday, February 1, 2013
Renata Brillinger, Jeanne Merrill, Kathryn Lyddan

This paper summarizes the current and emerging threats to California farmland and illustrates the role agricultural land can play in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It goes on to outline the limits of current farmland protection policies and programs for preventing urban sprawl, and concludes with a set of policy recommendations for protecting California farmland and the climate in the 21st century.