Dataset for: Water, environment, and socioeconomic justice in California: A multi-benefit cropland repurposing framework

Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou, José Manuel Rodríguez-Flores, Alexander Guzman, J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Leticia Margarita Classen-Rodriguez, Humberto Florez-Landeros, Jorge Valero-Fandiño, Chantelise Pells, Thomas Harmon & Josué Medellín-Azuara
Low-income, rural frontline communities of California’s Central Valley experience environmental and socioeconomic injustice, water insecurity, extremely poor air quality, and lack of fundamental infrastructure (sewage, green areas, health services), which makes them less resilient. Many communities depend financially on agriculture, while water scarcity and associated policy may trigger farmland retirement, further hindering socioeconomic opportunities. Here we propose a multi-benefit framework to repurpose cropland in buffers inside and around (400-m and 1600-m buffers) 154 rural disadvantaged...
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