Food & Agriculture

Student Farm keeps working to feed the community

March 30, 2020
Most operations at UC Davis have been suspended in response to California’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the infectious disease. Katharina Ullmann, Student Farm director, and a small, essential crew of staff and student employees work carefully to tend fields that feed local groups and provide a place where students can experience sustainable agriculture.

Growing Gratitude in the New Year: Jonathan Ho Plants Seeds of Community

January 03, 2020
Undergraduate student Johnathan Ho found a passion project at the Knights Landing One Health Center which provides healthcare services to the rural farming community of Knights Landing, Calif: creating a community garden for the area’s underserved population.

A Digital Game to Improve How Index Insurance Promotes Resilience to Drought

November 29, 2019
Alex Hobbs, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, learned to code so he could build an app to help women in Kenya make decisions about livestock insurance. SimPastoralist lets families facing drought learn firsthand how livestock insurance works. Game data also offers insights on designing index insurance to respond to women’s needs.