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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Demonstration Projects

HSP DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

The HSP Demonstration Projects is closed for public comments on the Draft Requests for Application (RGA) (PDF).

The objective of the HSP Demonstration Projects is to build soil organic carbon and reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) by (1) funding on-farm demonstration projects that showcase California farmers and ranchers implementation of HSP conservation management practices and (2) creating a platform promoting widespread adoption of HSP conservation management practices throughout the state. The HSP Demonstration Projects funds two types of projects. Type A projects will demonstrate implementation of conservation management practices, measure field GHGs emissions, and conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers; Type B projects will demonstrate implementation of HSP conservation management practices and/or conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.