Agriculture

Shown here with other dry bean varieties, white dry lima beans are primarily grown in California.

UC helps California lead the way in lima beans

Growers depend on UC research for improved varieties.

Helping rice farmers cope with drought

UC Davis research has aided rice growers such as George Tibbitts, a UC Davis alum.
African Plant Breeding Academy launch

New plant breeding academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops

UC Davis-run academy is designed to increase food security and help eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa’s youth.

Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?

An analysis of 115 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought.
Winning entries, Food College contest

Playing with food pays off for UC Produce Collage Contest winners

Fine art and late night comedy inspired the creators of the winning entries.
Staff members from UC Santa Barbara's sustainability, housing and dining teams met with counterparts from UC Merced as well as area farmers and Harvest Santa Barbara.

One to grow on

UC system aims to cultivate relationships with small farms throughout California.

Thanksgiving foods

12 things you didn't know about holiday foods

To highlight the UC Global Food Initiative, here is a sampling of holiday-themed UC food research from each campus.

Fresh idea brings campus produce to UC Davis pantry

New Fresh Focus program offers surplus, blemished or odd-shaped produce from the Student Farm to students in need.

UC Davis honored for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan

Extension project, launched in 2011, has helped rebuild Afghanistan’s agricultural industry.
Victoria Salas works on the UC Santa Cruz farm

Food for thought

UC Santa Cruz — 'the Mothership' of organic agriculture — has much to offer UC's ambitious Global Food Initiative.

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