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).
What are the energy, greenhouse gas, and water implications of eating locally produced foods compared to foods sourced through national distribution networks?
UC SAREP works to improve the pathway from farm to fork. The path between the two is an integral piece of our food system, and can heavily impact its sustainability. Farmers need access to market places to sell their produce; buyers need access to healthy and affordable food choices.