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California Water Action Plan: Analysis & Findings by the California Roundtable on Water & Food Supply

The California Roundtable on Water & Food Supply (CRWFS) completed an extensive review of the California Water Action Plan (WAP). Utilizing their holistic framework, the Connectivity Approach, CRWFS produced a white paper identifying major strengths and opportunities for implementing the WAP in a more integrated and adaptive manner for this Administration and beyond.

Project: California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

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Applying the Connectivity Approach: Groundwater Management in California's Kings Basin

The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply’s latest report Applying the Connectivity Approach: Groundwater Management in California's Kings Basin identifies opportunities for improved connectivity in groundwater management planning and implementation in the state.

Project: California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

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Regulating for Agricultural and Public Outcomes: Perspectives and Recommendations

Regulating for Agricultural and Public Outcomes: Perspectives and Recommendations summarizes the perspectives conveyed by stakeholder groups, identifies areas of agreement among the groups, and presents recommendations for constructively addressing key regulatory challenges in both the short and long term.

Project: Regulations Affecting Agriculture

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San Mateo County Local Food Feasibility Study

The San Mateo County Local Food Feasibility report explores how to distribute more local produce to public (e.g., hospital, school, and county facilities) and private institutions.

Project: San Mateo County Food System Alliance

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A Call to Action to Preserve California Agricultural Land

A Call to Action to Preserve California Agricultural Land describes a suite of policy recommendations for slowing the rate of farmland conversion.

Project: California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment

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Shelter + Mobility: Recommendations for California's Specialty Crop Ag Workforce

SHELTER + MOBILITY: Recommendations for California’s Specialty Crop Ag Workforce offers a set of concrete recommendations to stakeholders on how they can act to increase housing and transportation resources for specialty crop workers, increase their access to jobs in the sector, and sustain the industry.

Project: Workforce Housing and Transportation Project

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Policy Considerations for Managing Agricultural Nitrogen to Reduce Groundwater Contamination in California

Policy Considerations for Managing Agricultural Nitrogen to Reduce Groundwater Contamination in California communicates both a set of key facts important to building policy regarding nitrate in the agricultural context, and a set of key considerations to support effective policy-making.

Project: California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment

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Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan

The Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan provides a road map with shared community vision and goals for Sonoma County's local food system.

Project: Sonoma County Food System Alliance

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School Gardens Sonoma County

School Gardens Sonoma County is a report that highlights successes and challenges in creating and sustaining school gardens in Sonoma County.

Project: Sonoma County Food System Alliance

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Guidelines for Creating Effective Ecosystem Services Incentive Programs and Policy

Guidelines for Creating Effective Ecosystem Services Incentive Programs and Policy is a synthesis of best practices to support ecosystem service programs in developing successful and comprehensive conservation incentives.

Project: California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment

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Producing, Distributing, and Consuming Healthy Local Food: Ingredients for a Sustainable Food System

The San Mateo County Food System Alliance’s policy brief Producing, Distributing, and Consuming Healthy Local Food: Ingredients for a Sustainable Food System provides recommendations for a healthy food system applicable to any community.

Project: San Mateo County Food System Alliance

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San Mateo County Garden-Based Learning Call-to-Action

Garden-Based Learning Call-to-Action urges the community to join the San Mateo Food System Alliance’s goal to establish a garden in every school.

Project: San Mateo County Food System Alliance

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From Storage to Retention: Expanding California's Options for Meeting Its Water Needs

From Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs provides a consensus framework for guiding efforts to improve storage options and a set of high-priority actions towards improving California’s water management.

Project: California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

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From Crisis to Connectivity: Renewed Thinking About Managing California’s Water & Food Supply

From Crisis to Connectivity: Renewed Thinking About Managing California’s Water and Food Supply describes the connectivity approach, which provides a whole-systems framework for our water management decisions. The accompanying booklet, Applying the Connectivity Approach: Water and Food Supply Projects in California that Connect, Link, and Engage, features existing efforts that already generate the sorts of connected-benefit solutions described in the report.

Project: California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

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Sonoma County Community Food Assessment

The Sonoma County Community Food Assessment is a comprehensive review of the Sonoma County food system designed to engage a diversity of stakeholders in generating discussions and actions.

Project: Sonoma County Food System Alliance

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Sonoma County Food Forum Report to the Community

The Sonoma County Community Food Forum Report to the Community provides an overview of the February 2011 Food Forum along with the 11 recommended areas of action developed during the event.

Project: Sonoma County Food System Alliance

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Farm to School Sonoma County

Farm to School Sonoma County is a local survey of school foodservice leaders.

Project: Sonoma County Food System Alliance

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Ag Water Stewardship: Recommendations to Optimize Outcomes for Specialty Crop Growers and the Public in California

Agricultural Water Stewardship: Recommendations to Optimize Outcomes for Specialty Crop Growers and the Public in California outlines an agricultural water stewardship framework, including a set of specific recommendations to help inform water policy and programs in California.

Project: California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

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Permitting Restoration: Helping Agricultural Land Stewards Succeed in Meeting California Regulatory Requirements for Environmental Restoration Projects

Permitting Restoration: Helping Agricultural Land Stewards Succeed in Meeting California Regulatory Requirements for Environmental Restoration Projects provides a set of recommendations to facilitate the permitting processes for on-farm environmental restoration projects. Four case studies accompany the report.

Project: California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment

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Guiding Principles for National Food Safety Programs for Produce

The Guiding Principles for National Food Safety Programs for Produce includes 10 principles for safe and sustainable produce to protect public health.

Project: California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment

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