Almond Board of California (ABC) CEO Richard Waycott and Chairman Mike Mason will host a press conference on Dec. 8 to announce the launch of ABC's Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM) program, a major new strategic effort designed to make the California almond industry even more efficient and sustainable.

Through AIM, the Almond Board will enhance ongoing sustainability and almond tree and farming research, develop new partnerships, and conduct four major initiatives to move the entire industry forward. AIM is part of an ongoing commitment by the California almond community and builds on its decades-long record of water efficiency, sustainability and technological research support and innovation.