A study asks: Are California's farmers headed toward sustainable agriculture?
James I. Grieshop, UC Davis
Arnaz K. Raj, UC Davis
California Agriculture 46(2):4-7. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n02p4.
California growers surveyed in a study indicate a willingness to change their approaches to farming from “conventional” to “ecological”, a sign that some see as a movement towards a more “sustainable” agriculture. What remains to be seen: Is a real momentum gathering for sustainable agriculture—or is it all wistful thinking?
J. I. Grieshop is Community Education Specialist, Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis. A. K. Raj is Research Assistant, Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis.
The authors acknowledge the support and assistance of the UC Small Farms Center, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, the California Farm Bureau Federation and the California Association of Family Farmers. This research was funded though USD A Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture grant LW 89–21.