Culture of continuous improvement.
Our work doesn’t stop there. Collaborating with university extension programs, nonprofit partners and others, Almond Board staff is dedicated to sharing best practices with almond farmers and processors and providing support as they continue to improve their farming practices.
One of the ways we do that is by translating research findings into actionable and field-ready recommendations shared with farmers and processors through a variety of educational resources and on-farm workshops.
In addition to topical resources, almond farmers and processors can participate in the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP). Established in 2009, this program functions through self-assessments in which participants answer questions about their practices across specific almond farming topics and learn about best practices along the way. This information provides collective data about how California almonds are grown and the adoption of best practices while highlighting opportunities for improvement. To date, 27% of California’s productive almond acreage has been assessed through CASP.1