We divide our research initiatives into two categories, but many projects are interdisciplinary in nature. Agriculture and food system challenges span geographical boundaries, and cannot be easily divided as environmental, social, or economic in nature. Our work addresses the challenges that span the entire food system, at local, regional, and global scales.
We work to ensure that every California resident has access to healthy food, every California farmer can succeed in business, every worker throughout the food system is treated equitably, and communities throughout California thrive with the support of regional food systems.
We help farmers and ranchers find science-based solutions to today’s biggest sustainability challenges. Through interdisciplinary research, partnerships with expert farmers and other agricultural professionals, and innovative communication, we identify ways to conserve and regenerate critical natural resources while maintaining agricultural productivity at the farm, regional, and state level.