The African Orphan Crops Consortium, which includes the University of California, Davis, Mars Inc. and other global partners, today released the names of the 100 African crop species whose genomes it plans to sequence, assemble and annotate to improve the nutrition of African farm families, especially their children.
International fruit pest targeted by genomic research The spotted wing drosophila, a major pest that targets berries and cherries and other fruits in the United States, Canada and Europe, is itself being targeted, thanks to groundbreaking genome sequencing at UC Davis and a public-access Web portal hosted at Oregon State University.
Cleveland Justis, an accomplished organizational leader with more than two decades of experience, has been named executive director of the University of California, Davis, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He started this week.
Medical entomologists Gregory Lanzaro and Yoosook Lee are among the scientists who have developed a better understanding of gene flow between two subgroups of an African mosquito in a finding that could prove key to preventing the spread of malaria.
The opening of the new African Plant Breeding Academy, designed to improve the livelihood and health of Africa’s 600 million smallholder farmers and their families, was celebrated Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, by researchers from the University of California, Davis, and their global partners from the African Orphan Crops Consortium.
Helene Dillard, associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell, takes office Jan. 27 at the university where she earned a master's degree in soil science in 1979 and a doctoral degree in plant pathology in 1984.
A profile of Army veterinarian Rick Tucker, a graduate of the UC Davis veterinary school, who is now pursuing master's degrees in preventive veterinary medicine degree and international agricultural development at UC Davis.
Under a U.S. Department of Agriculture program, farmers in Pakistan and Afghanistan are being trained in several techniques to increase crop productivity.
"Women as Change Agents in International Development" on October 29th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in PES #3001 "Women Feeding the World: Farmers, Mothers & CEOs" on January 16th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at the Buehler Alumni Center.
"The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives" Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 p.m., UC Davis Memorial Union's Griffin Lounge.
Two UC Davis centers recently signed agreements to provide the university's expertise in India (food waste) and Singapore (lighting efficiency).
SAVINGS FOR CHANGE: A DISRUPTIVE SOFT TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSURING FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AMONG THE WORLD'S POOREST COMMUNITIES 4:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at Bowley 101
Fall Convocation next week will have all the ceremony, tradition and significance of the past, plus an outdoor fair to complement the 2013 convocation’s theme: “Innovating Together to Advance Food and Health.”
Free and open to the public thursday September 26th.
Ruihong Zhang, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering at UC Davis has helped Sacramento's organic waste diversion efforts. Zhang, a partner with the Sacramento-based company CleanWorld, leveraged the region's rich agricultural landscape and developed an improved process that converts organic waste into energy in the form of electricity or fuel.
The CCC, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, was created three years ago by the Chilean government to advance joint ventures and cooperative relations between Chile and California.
The Kiva Fellows Program is an exciting opportunity to become part of Kiva, the world's first person-to-person micro-lending organization.
Open to UC Davis students. Info sessions on Google Hangout: Monday September 16th at 9:15am (Pacific Standard Time) and Friday September 20th at 9:15pm Pacific Standard Time
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - UC Davis alum Josette Lewis has become the associate director of UC Davis' World Food Center.