Blueberries and green beans in paper trays on a yellow checked tablecloth

Global Food Initiative

UC is working to address one of the critical issues of our time: How to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association conference overview
UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, with support from the UC Global Food Initiative, hosted the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association national conference, highlighting hands-on educational efforts that bridge scientific and social issues.
The environmental footprint of food
Researchers map the environmental pressures of global production for all foods on land and ocean.
Partnership across UC campuses will prepare the next generation of leaders in organic agriculture
A grant of more than $700,000 from the USDA will support a UC collaboration to improve and expand undergraduate education in organic agriculture, with an emphasis on supporting underrepresented students.
People turned to gardening for stress relief, food access during pandemic, new survey says
More green spaces and urban farming opportunities could be helpful in future disasters.