Our Mission

The World Food Center mobilizes the resources of UC Davis to promote innovative, sustainable, and equitable food systems. We bring together partners in academia, industry, and the civic sector to:

  • Develop integrated solutions to the grand challenges of providing food for all: climate change, resource scarcity, and sustainability;
  • Propel California’s world-class food and agriculture technology hub; and
  • Promote cutting-edge research, educational, and outreach programs in food systems.

Save the Date


Save the date for Dialogues and Discourse in Science and Society: Science and the Social License on Monday, November 4. Hosted by the UC Davis World Food Center and the John Muir Institute of the Environment, this one-day conference will use genetic engineering and climate change as case studies to investigate the divergences between scientific findings and public opinion and discuss what can be done to bridge the innovation gap. Scientists, policy makers, community leaders, and the general public are invited to join us. More information will follow.