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  • Bay Area Agricultural Plan Framework

    Bay Area Agricultural Plan Framework

    The Bay Area Agricultural Plan Framework is a  planning framework for multijurisdictional coordination and investment to make the Bay Area’s agricultural sector a foundation of regional resilience. It was developed through the engagement of a 7-member Advisory Council and 60-member Work Group from the agricultural community, local and regional government agencies, non-profit organizations, and conservation…

  • Land Access and Land Tenure for Limited Resource Farmers: Assessment of Conditions and Opportunities in Sonoma County (2022-23)

    Land Access and Land Tenure for Limited Resource Farmers: Assessment of Conditions and Opportunities in Sonoma County (2022-23)

    Client/ funder: Sonoma County Ag + Open Space District Partners: University of California Cooperative Extension Date: 2022-23 Download the Study The Land Access and Land Tenure for Limited Resource Farmers: Assessment of Conditions and Opportunities in Sonoma County was produced for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space), in…

  • 100+ Jobs Project, Workforce Development in Sustainable Agriculture Sector (2020 – present)

    100+ Jobs Project, Workforce Development in Sustainable Agriculture Sector (2020 – present)

    The 100+ Jobs project aims to advance good, green jobs in the agriculture & food, natural & working lands, and natural resource management sectors. From fall 2020 to June 2022, the project was developed and managed as a  collaboration between the Bay Area Community College Consortium, Agriculture, Water, and Environment Technologies (AWET) Employer Engagement Industry…

  • Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Planning projects (2021-23)

    Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Planning projects (2021-23)

    SAGE participates as a subconsultant on multidisciplinary consultant teams developing Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program (SALC) plans for California counties. These efforts share the goal of investing in agriculture as a long-term strategy to enhance community resilience and minimize the impacts of climate change . The Ventura County  Resilient Agricultural Lands Initiative, completed in May 2023,  links…

  • Feasibility Study for a Food Manufacturing and Wholesale Center in San Jose (2020)

    Feasibility Study for a Food Manufacturing and Wholesale Center in San Jose (2020)

    The Feasibility Study for a Food Manufacturing and Wholesale Center presents an analysis of the rationale and opportunity for developing a Food Manufacturing and Wholesale Center in San José, and at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in particular. The core concept for the Food Center is a permanent facility dedicated to providing co-located, affordable, convenient,…

  • Bay Area Food Futures Roadmap (2019)

    Bay Area Food Futures Roadmap (2019)

    The Bay Area Food Futures Roadmap presents a vision and actions to advance a sustainable, equitable, healthy local food system as an integral foundation of the Bay Area’s regional resilience and shared prosperity. The Roadmap has a three-fold purpose: 1) Make a case for integrating the agriculture and food industry cluster into regional planning frameworks;…

  • Bay Area Food Economy white paper (2018)

    Bay Area Food Economy white paper (2018)

    The purpose of the Bay Area Food Economy white paper is to highlight economic and other contributions of our regional food economy, propose strategies and investments needed to protect and strengthen its contributions, and encourage increased investment in the agricultural resources and food supply sectors that are a pillar of our regional resilience.

  • Risk and Resilience: Building Disaster Preparedness in the Bay Area Food System (2018)

    Risk and Resilience: Building Disaster Preparedness in the Bay Area Food System (2018)

    This paper, prepared by UC Berkeley Goldman School masters student Beth Leuin for SAGE, assesses disaster risk across Bay Area food system businesses and makes recommendations to strengthen resilience in the regional food system.

  • Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan (2017)

    Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan (2017)

    Funded through the California Climate Investments Program, the Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan is a collaboration between the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority and multiple stakeholders. The consultant team was led by Cultivate-CA. The Plan was approved by the County Board of Supervisors on January 9, 2018. This…

  • Collaborative Farming: A Toolkit for Farming in Community (2017)

    Collaborative Farming: A Toolkit for Farming in Community (2017)

    SAGE announces the publication of Collaborative Farming: a Toolkit for Farming in Community. The Toolkit is designed to help new, beginning, and small-scale farmers make business decisions that best support their financial, social, and operational goals. It explains business basics that underlie all successful farming businesses, as well as tested models of collaborative farming for…

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