UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
Making a Difference in California
Rising to the Challenge. California faces many challenges, such as fire, water shortages, college readiness and poor nutrition. UC ANR’s five Strategic initiatives (SIs) are the umbrellas that focus our efforts; bringing the power of science to deliver practical solutions to help California.
Public Value. Supporting our seven Public Value Statements, our SIs help build our state economy, protect our natural resources, build our people and communities and ensure we have safe food.
Role and Members. Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do; bringing together the work of the
- UC Campuses,
- Our Counties,
- Statewide Programs and Institutes,
- Research and Extension Centers
- through Workgroups and Program Teams with our many partners.
Learn about activities under the SIs at: UC Delivers
UC ANR members can share the impact of their work - it's easy. Click here to find out how.
See funding opportunities listed with UC ANR Contracts & Grants
See Opportunity & Matching grants (small grants to help with urgent time-sensitive needs)
Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.
Spring is here, and oftentimes the busiest season of the year for gardeners to plant edibles with dreams of ripe tomatoes and rows of juicy...
The strawberry industry ended a long good-bye to methyl bromide in 2016. The fumigant had been used for decades to kill a wide range of soil-borne...
Gardening has always been a part of my life, I can remember working in the yard and vegetable garden with my grandmother and mother when I was a...
Jennifer Sowerwine helps restore culturally relevant food systems to immigrant and Native American populations The Karuk Tribe once lived on more...