Food & Agriculture

Engineering Change

UC Davis engineering students combined traditional engineering skills with sustainable, community-first approaches in an innovative course co-led by Ph.D. candidate Alyson Kim.

Parasitic Weeds Threaten Tomato Plants on California Farms

At first glance, Orobanche ramosa looks like an interesting blossoming plant, one that could add a unique flair to flower arrangements. But it’s a parasitic weed that attaches to roots, sucks out nutrients and is threatening California’s lucrative $1.5 billion processing tomato industry.

Resilience+ Innovation Facility to Unlock Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

"Agriculture is the cornerstone of livelihoods across the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where small-scale farmers’ livelihoods depend on the food they can grow, climate change has worsened the risk of drought and unpredictable weather, increasing barriers to opportunities for a better future through agriculture.

UC helps home cooks turn their passion into profits

The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP), a statewide program of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, is working with the COOK Alliance, a coalition of home cooks and their supporters, to organize a virtual convening of home cooks, their advocates and county officials and staff.

Public Impact Research Partner Featured in the Film "Gather"

Through a Public Impact Research Initiative seed grant, Associate Professor Katherine Kim from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the School of Medicine has been working with the Nature Rights Council to enhance the Yurok Tribe's capacity for health disparities research and program evaluation, as well as strengthen the quality of university’s community-engaged research.