The World Food Center at UC Davis generates practical solutions to feeding and nourishing people locally and globally for decades to come. As the pre-eminent institution connecting visionary research and teaching with innovators, philanthropists, industry and public and social leaders, we drive economic, health, social and environmental innovations in the world’s food system.

With renewed interest in how our food is produced and its impact on our health, along with growing global food demand, the World Food Center is building collaborations across the public and private sectors in California and globally. By convening leading thinkers and implementers, the center is enhancing research capacities to tackle larger scale problems and increase the impact of research through translation to policy and practice.

World Food Center Takes Big Picture Approach

9 billion people on earth in 2050

The World Food Center at UC Davis fosters global collaboration and focuses the university's resources and renowned experts on food challenges that threaten our environment, society and health.

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Upcoming events

Can Sustainable Intensificiation Feed the World?
Sir Gordon Conway
Director, Agriculture for Impact

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center


Leveraging Science & Technology for International Agriculture Development
Thursday, January 8, 2015
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Plant & Environmental Sciences 3001

Lunchtime conversation with USAID and Gates Foundation
Thursday, January 8, 2015
12 to 1 p.m.
Student Community Center Room E

Policy Briefing: Critical Issues in Food and Agriculture 2014
November 19, 2014

AgTech at TechCon Sacramento
November 5 & 6, 2014

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges 2.0
October 6 & 7, 2014
Symposium Summary and Slide Presentations

Symposium on Water and Energy Efficiency Across Food Systems
May 22, 2014
Symposium Summary and Slide Presentations ONLINE NOW!