UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
Making a Difference in California
Rising to the Challenge. Our five Strategic initiatives (SIs) bring the power of science to deliver practical solutions to help California. The work addresses challenges, such as fire, water shortages, safe food, urban pests, college readiness and poor nutrition.
Public Value. The work of the SIs helps build our state economy, protect our natural resources, build our people and communities and ensures we have safe food. See Public Value Statements for more.
Partnerships are key. Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do; bringing together partners from the
- UC Campuses,
- Our County Cooperative Extension Offices See 100 years video
- Statewide Programs and Institutes,
- Research and Extension Center
with a range of collaborators from the private and public sectors.
The SIs are the umbrellas for our Workgroups and Program Teams.
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Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.
Two University of California graduate students have been selected by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) fellows...
Sudden oak death, which has killed millions of trees in California over the past 20 years, is spreading more slowly, according to California's...
A torrent of technology is flowing into the agricultural sector. To make sense of it, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, Fresno State and West...
Hands-on crafts, farm animals and fresh organic produce brought the Santa Clara County community to the Martial Cottle Park Harvest Festival in...