Global Food Systems Forum
Global Food Systems Forum
Global Food Systems Forum
University of California
Global Food Systems Forum

Research Posters


Balancing Food Safety and Sustainability: Opportunities for Co-Management Balancing Food Safety and Sustainability: Opportunities for Co-Management
This project reaches out to audiences in the fresh produce supply chain who are pivotal in influencing on-farm food safety and conservation practices. Promoting the adoption of co-management strategies protects public health from acute effects of food safety outbreaks, and chronic effects of comprom...
Building Capacity in Afghanistan to Provide Demand-Driven Extension Services to Farmers Building Capacity in Afghanistan to Provide Demand-Driven Extension Services to Farmers
Afghanistan is poor and rural - More than 70% of Afghans are dependent on farming and, on average, they earn just $1.50 per day. In addition, few can read - with only 18% of woman and 50% of men being literate. Although wheat is the primary staple, Afghan agriculture is remarkably diverse—grapes, al...
Consumer Outreach to Enhance Awareness and Marketing of Specialty Crops in the Sierra, CDFA Specialty Crop Grant Consumer Outreach to Enhance Awareness and Marketing of Specialty Crops in the Sierra, CDFA Specialty Crop Grant
Although Placer and Nevada counties have a vibrant local food movement, less than two percent of the population buys local specialty crops regularly. Increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is critical to combating the growing health crisis of obesity, diabetes and other diseases. A wi...
Deficit Irrigation Practices on Alfalfa for Water Conservation in Southern California Deficit Irrigation Practices on Alfalfa for Water Conservation in Southern California
The impacts of two deficit irrigation practices on alfalfa yield and consumptive water use were used to estimate water savings associated with this new practice. The two deficit irrigation strategies (Deficit A; no irrigations in July, August, and September and Deficit B; no irrigations in late July...
Dirt Fresh News: Providing Resources to Schools, Teachers, Parents and Children Dirt Fresh News: Providing Resources to Schools, Teachers, Parents and Children
“Dirt Fresh News” is part of a Farm to School program that pairs local farmers with local schools. The newsletter encourages children and their families to increase consumption of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and introduces them to the farmer who grew them. Started in 2009 with 500 st...
Does Re-Regionalizing Our Food System Reduce Our Climate Footprint Does Re-Regionalizing Our Food System Reduce Our Climate Footprint
The study takes the perspective of a hypothetical Michigan consumer who can choose between tomato products originating either in California or in Michigan. We compared two distinct production and supply chains for canned tomato paste and canned diced tomatoes, each ending at a retail distribution ce...
How Fruit and Vegetable Research Can Impact Poverty Around the World How Fruit and Vegetable Research Can Impact Poverty Around the World
Horticulture CRSP has supported collaborations with more than 18 universities and 200 organizations on projects for smallholder growers around the world. Each of our projects includes partners from a U.S. university and from an organization in a developing country, particularly from those countries ...
Proactive Chemical Ecology: Portable Instrumentation for Identifying Pheromones of Invasive Insect Pests Proactive Chemical Ecology: Portable Instrumentation for Identifying Pheromones of Invasive Insect Pests
The rapid expansion of global trade has resulted in a flood of invasive insects and pathogens entering California and the United States. Recent examples include the Asian citrus psyllid (the vector of citrus greening disease), light brown apple moth, European grapevine moth, and the stink bug Bagrad...
Revitalizing Agriculture Curricula in Vietnam Revitalizing Agriculture Curricula in Vietnam
The Advanced Education Program, funded by the Vietnam Minster of Education and Technology, helps three Vietnam agricultural universities with curriculum development and brings skills to Vietnamese students so they will be internationally competitive.
Safe Application of Reclaimed Wastewater in Agriculture and Landscape Safe Application of Reclaimed Wastewater in Agriculture and Landscape
Water reuse has become an integral part of comprehensive water planning to meet the increasing demands on limited water resources in the arid and semi-arid Southwest. While current wastewater reclamation technology is capable of producing finished water of any desirable quality, the amount of impur...
Training the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers in the Sierra Nevada Foothills Training the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers in the Sierra Nevada Foothills
Placer and Nevada counties are home to a diversity of small-scale commercial farms and ranches, 78% of which are less than 50 acres. Foothill production is diverse, including fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamentals, and many species of livestock. The burgeoning population has created a flourishing loc...
Two Novel Clinical Scoring Systems for Bovine Respiratory Disease in Pre-Weaned Dairy Calves Two Novel Clinical Scoring Systems for Bovine Respiratory Disease in Pre-Weaned Dairy Calves
Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) which includes pneumonia, is a multi-factorial disease of cattle and a leading cause of productivity loss in North American beef and dairy herds. Identification and treatment of BRD in pre-weaned dairy heifers is of particular interest since these calves may experien...
Urban Agriculture: Assessing Needs and Developing a Cohesive Role for UC ANR Urban Agriculture: Assessing Needs and Developing a Cohesive Role for UC ANR
First, a needs assessment will be conducted to learn about ANR and community engagement with urban agriculture. A literature review highlighting economic and social impacts of urban agriculture will also be conducted. The second phase will consist of developing and adapting educational materials bas...

What is UC's role in sustainably feeding the world by 2025?

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research. Our advisors, specialists and faculty bring practical, science-based answers to California. 

Since the first UC Cooperative Extension office opened in Humboldt County in 1913, UC scientists have been fanning out to communities across California, serving as problem-solvers, catalysts, collaborators, stewards and educators. 

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