Credit: UC Davis

As the drought deepens, a one-time war refugee and his shrinking community face water scarcity.

Weeks after showcasing UC Davis on the official U.S stage at the United Nations climate talks in Morocco, the UC Davis World Food Center is highlighting the campus’s climate-smart research, this time through a project connecting the personal stories of farmers and ranchers to the research and policy solutions tackling this global challenge.

“Research at UC Davis helps our California growers stay at the leading edge of innovation necessary to compete in global markets and also to be good stewards of the environment,” Josette Lewis, associate director of the World Food Center, said at the U.N. conference. “We’re pleased to take these lessons globally and share our expertise working with other countries around the world.”

The experiences California can share are many: from droughts to rising seas, heat waves to wildfires. UC Davis, as a top-ranked university for food and agricultural research, is engaged in finding solutions to these growing threats to the food system, both in California and around the world.

Open the project website: Climate-Smart: Stories of Food, Farmers and Solutions.