The role of Universities in assessing and ending structural racism in the food system

May 01, 2018
The Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability (INFAS) is a national network of university and college educators, researchers, and activists, representing 25 institutions and spanning 20 states, who collaborate in analysis, synthesis, and problem-solving with practitioners to increase U.S. food-system resilience; to illuminate critical trends and common stewardship of public goods essential for food systems, such as water, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and public institutions; and to reduce inequity and vulnerability in the U.S. food system.

ASI in California Journal

November 14, 2017

Read about our work in student experiential learning, helping build market opportunities for small farmers, and long term agricultural research in the current issue of California Agriculture

Welcome to the Agricultural Sustainability Institute

July 22, 2016

Check out our new video to learn more about our work and contribution to sustainable agriculture in California.

Learn more about our values and our vision for the future. Hear from our partners and our students about the need for interdisciplinary, long term work on agricultural sustainability.

Richard and Evelyne Rominger to Receive UC Davis Medals

May 26, 2016

Rich and Evelyne Rominger have been an integral part of ASI's, and have been valuable voices in sustainable agriculture and the importance of UC Davis' role in California agriculture for decades. We are proud to call them collaborators, and are excited to see them recognized with UC Davis' highest medal.

Alumni Richard and Evelyne Rominger, who for decades have played prominent roles in the community and in statewide and national agriculture, have been selected to receive UC Davis Medals, the highest honor the university presents to individuals.

Celebrating Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture

April 26, 2016

Daniel Mountjoy, director of Resource Stewardship at Sustainable Conservation and a UC Davis alumnus, is this year's recipient of Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.

Conserving Farms is Good Investment

October 19, 2015

One of ASI's found board members, Rich Rominger, weighs in on the Agricultural Lands Program, whose funding future is currently in discussion. The op-ed appeared in the Sacramento Bee on October 13, 2015

Yolo County, where my family has farmed for five generations, has lost farmland to development, as part of more than 1 million acres of farmland lost in the state in the last 25 years.

Viewpoints: Scientists are rising to the challenges of drought

September 02, 2015

This week, scientists from around the world are convening in Sacramento for the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting to discuss cutting-edge research for a sustainable future. The meeting comes at a pivotal time for California, as the three-year drought drags on. According to the latest Drought Monitor report, more than 58 percent of the state is experiencing “exceptional drought,” the most severe classification, characterized by extreme water shortages and crop loss.

Director Tom Tomich appointed to global science advisory council

August 30, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Tomich, director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, has been appointed a scientific adviser to the world's preeminent agricultural research system, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

Isao Fujimoto to receive 2015 Bradford Rominger Award

August 30, 2015

Isao Fujimoto, lecturer emeritus of Community Development and Asian Studies at UC Davis, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award for his commitment to California agriculture, rural communities, and social change.

The prestigious award, given each year by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, will be presented at a ceremony at UC Davis on April 23. The keynote speaker will be Navina Khanna, a UC Davis alumna and leader for food justice in California.