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Rewarding Coastal Farmers for Boosting Water Future

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Rewarding Coastal Farmers for Boosting Water Future

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5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
Location City, Country & Regions Interests
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Partners: California FarmLink
Central Coast Wetlands Group
Ceres
Driscoll's
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
Sure Harvest, Inc.
University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey
University of California Santa Cruz
USDA - Natural Resrouces Conservation Service
Western Growers Association
Countries: United States of America
Regions: California, Sacramento River - San Joaquin River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Irrigation Management and Technology
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Value Chain Engagement
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2015  »  Ongoing
Project Website: suscon.org/project/water-efficiency
Project Source: cwac
Profile Completion: 61%

Project Overview

California's Central Coast is facing interreated water quality and supply issues: groundwater overdraft, saltwater intrusion, and nutrient-laden runoff that impairs waterways and groundwater. This vibrant farming region is at risk, but farmers are part of the solution. This project is working with the industry and others to scale adoption of context-based performance metrics. The metrics calculate growers' water and fertilizer use efficiency by comparing their use relative...

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California's Central Coast is facing interreated water quality and supply issues: groundwater overdraft, saltwater intrusion, and nutrient-laden runoff that impairs waterways and groundwater. This vibrant farming region is at risk, but farmers are part of the solution. This project is working with the industry and others to scale adoption of context-based performance metrics. The metrics calculate growers' water and fertilizer use efficiency by comparing their use relative to crop needs and local conditions. Project partners are currently developing three incentives to scale metrics adoption across the region: engage with the supply chain to enable the metrics to meet sustainability reporting requirements, create a rebate on farm loan interest for farmers that achieve metrics improvements, and propose a compliance approach for water quality regulation that accepts the metrics information as an alternative

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