Outreach and Extension
The Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility is a unique 300-acre facility near the UC Davis campus dedicated to investigating irrigated and dry-land agriculture in a Mediterranean climate. It’s also a unit of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI).
For many years, a key international strategy to ending hunger has been to grow more food: push for higher yields, develop ways for farmers to intensify their farming, focus on technologies that drive both. But that focus may be shifting towards another strategy that better accounts for the environment and human well-being – agroecology.
We're inviting policy and decision makers to join us on a bus tour of some of the most inspiring Farm to School programs in California.
SAREP Solution Centers use new communication and engagement methods to provide information for decision support to farmers, ranchers and communities across California, and a variety of outreach partners, including UC advisors and specialists.
Many of the most pressing environmental and economic sustainability challenges faced by California agriculture in the 21st century stem directly from the dynamics of nutrient flows and water use on our farms.
The UC Multi-campus Inventory of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems is a cross-campus effort led by UC SAREP to document and showcase the initiatives in sustainable agriculture and food systems in place across the UC. This includes programs, practices, and social networks contributing to research, outreach, and education.
For many youth in California, agriculture is becoming part of their urban experience. Urban farms, edible parks, and garden education programs are thriving in cities across the state. These places grow food, teach youth job skills, create community green space, and help build food security.