In AFT’s 35 years in the San Joaquin Valley, we’ve developed an understanding of the large-scale challenges facing agriculture, including a changing climate, new regulations, and a growing population. AFT has a long-term, holistic approach to addressing these challenges. Our San Joaquin Land and Water Strategy combines research, policy advocacy, and ag land protection with climate-smart agriculture demonstration projects and workshops aimed at protecting the valley’s most important farmland and water supplies.

The goal of the program is to support the social, economic, and environmental needs of the region by preserving valuable farmland and water supplies, expanding climate-smart agriculture, and empowering the next generation of farmers.


The scope of our projects in the valley was most recently informed by the 2018 release of our San Joaquin Land and Water Strategy analysis.