Food & 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.