Building strong regional food systems and successful farms

We help connect farmers with new ways to sell their product and provide resources on how to improve marketing for local growers.

Learn about the California Nitrogen Assessment

The California Nitrogen Assessment seeks to synthesize and translate the current knowledge about nitrogen in California. The Assessment is forthcoming in Spring 2016. Webinars presenting findings from it are available online.

Find a farm labor researcher

We're working to build a stronger community of researchers and activists who focus on farm labor work. Visit our database to find people in your region.

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Welcome to UC SAREP

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Healthy agriculture and food systems are fundamental to our quality of life in California. We’re committed to strengthening California’s agriculture by advancing knowledge of the science of sustainability, supporting farmers and ranchers working to develop more sustainable agricultural practices, and assisting communities in building strong and healthy regional food systems. UC SAREP is a Statewide Program of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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California state Policy Makers are invited to tour Farm to School programs

Tour attendees will explore the benefits and challenges of Farm to School in California with a team of experts from across the state. Visit innovative programs that support family farmers, healthy children, and thriving schools. The tour will focus on the impacts of Farm to School across California, and we will discuss how policy and partnerships can expand impacts and overcome challenges.


New ASI study finds California almonds have small carbon footprint compared to other protein foods

Aug 30, 2015 California produces more than 80 percent of the world's commercial almonds. Popularity of the nuts has spurred almond acreage in the state to expand from 510,000 acres in 2000 to roughly 890,000 acres in 2015, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Nutrient management for grapes during drought

UC Farm Advisor Maxwell Norton shares advice on how grape growers can adjust their nutrient management plans to cope with drought. This video was created as part of the Solution Center for Nutrient Management, a project of UC SAREP.


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