UC Riverside economist Steven Helfand is part of an international team studying the future of small farms.

Future of small farms examined

UC Riverside development economist Steven Helfand joins multinational team analyzing productivity and global policies.

Tracy Kahn, curator of UC Riverside's Citrus Variety Collection

Citrus curator given endowed chair

Endowed chair will support and maintain UC Riverside's Citrus Variety Collection in perpetuity.

UC Riverside backyard chicken

Backyard chickens — less healthy than you think?

A new UC Riverside study finds parasites more common than in commercially raised birds.

Breeding of diverse varieties like these peppers, bred at the Student Farm at UC Davis, is increasingly important for organic growers.

New organic plant breeding effort sprouting at UC Davis

Effort will provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties.

Pastured Poultry Farm to explore solutions for small chicken farms

UC Davis farm is home to 150 young laying chickens and a living lab where students and researchers hope to develop solutions benefiting pasture-based poultry farms, integrative crop-and-poultry farms, and backyard flocks.

The research that's changing U.S. food policy

UC research is helping uncover answers to the nation’s obesity epidemic and other thorny food-related issues.

Agriculture, including vegetables, grain and fruit crops, is the largest sector of Pakistan's economy.

UC Davis and Pakistan launch $17M food and agricultural partnership

Project will build on UC Davis' efforts in Pakistan agriculture, with a renewed emphasis on an exchange of faculty and graduate students.

woman walks among rows of crops

Map IDs farmland with greatest potential for replenishing groundwater

Groundwater banking index provides information on millions of acres of California farmland.

Rebecca Quinte, UC Merced

Engineering student makes an impact on agriculture

UC Merced undergrad Rebecca Quinte, a UC Global Food Initiative fellow, is working on a project that aims to shoo away leaffooted bugs, insects that feed on the seeds of crops like pomegranates, almonds and pistachios.

agricultural field workers

Taking aim at the global food crisis

From Afghanistan to Zambia, UC researchers are on the ground, working to create a world without hunger.