CRAE’s reports and sign-on letters have particular weight in California, as they represent the careful and thorough thought of diverse leaders.
In 2014-15, CRAE has focused on a range of issues, including better management of the Sierra headwaters to increase available water in the state, policy for managing privacy and information exchange issues created by the emergence of big data in agriculture, and collaborative solutions to the California drought that benefit both agriculture and the environment.
CRAE reflects Ag Innovations’ deep commitment to, and skill in convening, collaborations with impact. We carefully construct agendas to assure the group finds common ground and effectively summarize the group’s views into reports and sign-on letters. We pursue outreach and communications efforts to disseminate recommendations and encourage adoption by relevant agencies, and we provide essential backbone services to enable and empower CRAE to accomplish its goals.