The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems more sustainable - in California and beyond.

Focus Areas

Our Focus Areas

Food and Society

We work to ensure that California residents have access to healthy food and communities throughout California thrive.

Agriculture, Resources, and the Environment

Through partnerships with farmers, interdisciplinary research, and innovative communication, we find science-based solutions to today's biggest environmental and resource use challenges.

Education and Leadership

We are training the next generation of agricultural leaders through classroom learning and hands-on experience.


California Nitrogen Assessment is now available

Learn more about our findings and download a summary of the book here.


ASI’s own Israel Herrera receives Award of Distinction from College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Israel Herrera, principal superintendent of the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility at UC Davis, has been presented with a 2016 Award of Distinction by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The award is the highest recognition presented by the College.

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Upcoming Events
Students at the Forefront: Food Insecurity on Campus and in the Community Oct 27, 2016 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — DeCarli Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis

As part of the UC Davis Book Project events, we're teaming up with students on campus to learn about student-led initiatives to improve food security on campus, and discuss the challenges ahead.

From Cows to Concrete: the rise and fall of farming in Los Angeles Oct 27, 2016 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM — California Agriculture Museum, Woodland CA

Big Data, Trust and Collaboration- what do Australian grain farmers think about a digitally-enabled future in agriculture? Oct 28, 2016 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Plant and Environmental Sciences Building, Room 2005

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Programs and Networks

Our Programs


One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915