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.
We work to ensure that California residents have access to healthy food and communities throughout California thrive.
Through partnerships with farmers, interdisciplinary research, and innovative communication, we find science-based solutions to today's biggest environmental and resource use challenges.
We are training the next generation of agricultural leaders through classroom learning and hands-on experience.
In late September, the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program hosted a tour of Sacramento public school kitchens and gardens to introduce policy makers to Farm to School efforts in Sacramento and promote a dialogue around how policy can build a strong Farm to School network in the region.
This one-week course will bring students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), a top 5 university in the world for science, engineering, and technology, together with students from California universities on a tour of some of the most cutting-edge companies and initiatives that are using information technology in innovative ways to address the most pressing food system challenges, such as global food and nutrition security. During the study tour of one of the world’s most important agricultural regions (California’s Central Valley) and innovation hotspots (Silicon Valley), participants will get an up-close look at how IT innovation is disrupting the food system with promises to address the coming challenge of feeding a world population of 10 billion people. Students are expected to bring interdisciplinary perspectives, open-minds, and critical thinking.
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