UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
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UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

Sustainable Food Systems

Key Areas  


FoodSystems
The Sustainable Food (and ag) Systems Strategic Initiative (SFS SI) supports California by focusing our work on our total food (and intensive ag) systems; bringing good science and outreach to bear on key areas related to:

  • Sustainable production

  • Safe processing

  • Enhanced access

Advancing this work requires new scientific and technological innovations across both agriculture and nutrition.

 

Public Value: The SFS SI helps build our state economy, protect our natural resources, builds capacity of our people and communities and helps ensure we have safe food.

 

Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.

 

Emerging Issues 


The SFS SI panel support this work by bringing a broad spectrum of expertise and practice to help identify key emerging issues. SFS emerging issues include:

  • Sustainable Production: Labor scarcity; Dealing with regulatory requirements; Water - quantity and quality; Farm Prices; Climate change; Emerging pests

  • Safe Food Processing: Food safety

  • Enhanced Food Access: Food deserts and cost; Changing food preferences; Food access and security for aging seniors

An additional concern is maintaining the capacity to develop and deliver the information producers and consumers need to produce, process and enjoy safe food.

 

Impact


See UC Delivers for examples of impact in HFC.

UC ANR members can share the impact of their work - it's easy. Click here to find out how.

Funding


See funding opportunities listed with UC ANR Contracts & Grants

See Opportunity & Matching grants (small grants to help with urgent time-sensitive needs)

 

 

 

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