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.


In a new study biochar helps yields, but only in the short term

Adding biochar to a farm's field is an irreversible decision, so understanding its long-term impacts is essential for farmers to make informed decisions.

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Upcoming Events
Cycles: How Natural Resources Management and Food Justice Need Each Other Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis campus

A presentation by Nikki Sylvestri, former Executive Director of the People's Grocery in Oakland, CA

California Nitrogen Assessment statewide meetings Feb 01, 2017 - May 01, 2017

CalCAN's Climate and Agriculture Summit Feb 28, 2017 - Mar 01, 2017 — UC Davis Conference Center

Upcoming events…

Programs and Networks

Our Programs


One Shields Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA

(530) 752-3915