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Urban Ag: A Focus Of University of California Global Food

When I come here, I’m free: Youth voices in urban agriculture. Dec 2016. (Must see. Mike)

The UC Food Observer is made possible by the UC Global Food Initiative, which was launched by University of California President Janet Napolitano in 2014.

By Rose Hayden-Smith
UC Food Observer
Dec 9, 2016
(Rose is trained U.S. historian, her research focuses on food policy, and the role of gardens in community food security.)


This ambitious initiative is addressing one of the most compelling issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.

The UC initiative is pulling together all 10 campuses, five medical centers, UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the UC Office of the President to achieve these goals.

Youth-Led Urban Agriculture Tour, Nov 2016. (Must see. Mike)

Whether it’s food production, food access or food policy, UC is researching it…and translating that research to policy and practice. We are pulling together the institution’s comprehensive resources to share best practices and strengthen capabilities across UC…and beyond. And we are discussing sustainable agriculture and food issues, at all levels, from student gatherings and campus dining halls to classrooms, laboratories, student farms and the president’s office in Oakland.

Read the complete article here.