CA&ES faculty receive funding for a diverse array of public impact research projects

group of ethiopian farmers smiling in front of grain
Research into the world's smallest grain crop, teff, got a boost with a recent grant to help study how best to grow the crop in the Sacramento Valley. This photo was taken at a Teff Field Day with plant breeders from the UC Davis Plant Breeding Center and local partners. Historically, teff production has been limited to Ethiopia, but demand for the grain is growing.

By John Stumbos

"The UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement Program has awarded funding to 14 new research projects, including five to faculty in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, that will address diverse issues such as climate change, the welfare of families, and cultivating a new grain crop. 

'We were very pleased with the quality of proposals,” said Vice Provost of Public Scholarship Michael Rios, a professor of urban design in the Department of Human Ecology. “The review committee representing a range of disciplines and fields was unanimous in giving high marks to more applicants than we originally intended to fund.'"

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