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.

parched wheat

Crop cure

Scientists in new center to use medical research techniques to help food crops withstand drought and climate change.

handling lettuce

Sustaining our salad

Multidisciplinary researchers win specialty-crops grant for project to improve lettuce crops.

Britta Hansen, left, and Elise Brockett plant okra and other vegetables at the UC Davis Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center, in advance of its Oct. 16 grand opening.

From 'Healthy Soils' talk to a garden's grand opening

UC Davis hosts a variety of events in October to celebrate World Food Day and National Food Day.