Growing California's innovation economy

precision irrigation key to Sustainability

UC Davis professor David Block and Toby Halkovich of Cakebread Cellars describe the importance of a new precision-irrigation system for customized watering of each vine in a wine grape vineyard. SHOW MORE

The World Food Center presented UC Davis Prof. David Block's precision irrigation project to tech companies as a example of translating research to the marketplace.

The World Food Center is fueling collaborative entrepreneurship. 

Headquartered in the world’s most diverse agricultural industry, the center is tapping into the nearby Silicon Valley ecosystem and rethinking our food systems.

  • Showcasing investment opportunities in food and agriculture technology with regional alliances.
  • Shaping ideas into products by supporting UC Davis hackathon teams and startups.
  • Exploring the public-private frontier with new global research partnerships.