Recent News

World Food Center to host Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit 2021 

January 11, 2021 | World Food Center

Sakata Seed America Opens $18.5 Million Woodland Innovation Center

December 21, 2018 | Comstock's

Ermias Kebreab takes global post in CA&ES

December 18, 2018 | UC Davis Dateline

World Food Center featured in Farm to Table Talk podcast

October 20, 2018 | Farm to Table Talk

Kent Bradford featured in ASTA's Meet the Breeder series

September 13, 2018 | American Seed Trade Association

UC Davis World Food Center relaunches

April 17, 2018 | Morning Ag Clips

UC Davis launches World Food Center for second time

April 17, 2018 | Sacramento Business Journal

New issue paper co-authored by Kent Bradford published in CAST

March 26, 2018 | Council for Agricultural Science & Technology

Kent Bradford featured in El Mercurio's Campo, leading Chilean agricultural publication

March 19, 2018 | El Mercurio


global reviewA Global Review of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines

July 2019 | This review, funded in part by the World Food Center, provides a concise, descriptive global review of current food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG) and assesses similarities and differences in key elements of a healthy diet articulated across countries. Information was sourced from the FBDG repository of the FAO, which catalogs FBDG for all countries where they are available, including a description of the food guide (the graphic representation of the dietary guidelines), a set of key messages, and downloadable documents provided by the countries. FBDG are currently available for 90 countries globally: 7 in Africa, 17 in Asia and the Pacific, 33 in Europe, 27 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 4 in the Near East, and 2 in North America.


water food ag productionWater Conservation, Food Distribution, and Ag Production Digitization

August 21, 2018 | This white paper brought together 17 UC Davis experts in the fields of water conservation, food distribution, and ag production digitization to assess and summarize their views on emerging early-stage technologies and challenges and opportunities for startups. Irrigation systems, dry and cold chains for food storage and distribution, pathogen sensors, harvest robotics, anaerobic digesters, and genomics are just a few of the many agtech topics discussed in this white paper. Through a series of interviews, readers can learn about the current state of agtech throughout the food-water-energy nexus and review detailed analyses on existing and future solutions from UC Davis faculty.


afsAligning the Food System to Meet Dietary Needs: Fruits and Vegetables

July 7, 2018 | On June 2-3, 2017, the UC Davis World Food Center, in collaboration with the Program in International and Community Nutrition and the Horticulture Innovation Lab, convened a group of stakeholders to provide guidance to increase nutrient-dense fruit and vegetable consumption and offer consensus on research gaps that could improve program and implementation effectiveness. This paper summarizes the main points from the conference, “Aligning the Food System to Meet Dietary Needs: Fruits and Vegetables,” with the intent of continuing the dialogue and momentum for greater investment in fruits and vegetables from both the nutrition and agriculture sectors.