Global Excellence

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is the No. 1 college of its kind in the world. Through research, education, and outreach, we produce a better world, healthier lives, and an improved standard of living for everyone.

The college addresses critical issues related to agriculture, food systems, the environment, and human and social sciences.

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Decoding breast milk secret reveals clues to lasting health

Jul 24, 2014 What makes mother’s milk so good?

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Jul 23, 2014 Agreement extends over the next five years, calls for collaborative research projects.

UC Davis African plant breeding academy

Jul 21, 2014 Successful completion of plant breeding training program in Nairobi, Kenya.

Color-changing petunias on their way

Jul 17, 2014 Petunias come in so many vibrant varieties; it’s hard to decide which color to buy. One day soon, you might not have to choose.

Groundwater usage threatens future supply

Jul 16, 2014 "A significant number of regions in California won't have groundwater available in another generation or two if we continue business as usual." -- UC Davis scientists Thomas Harter and Helen Dahlke.

Planting power: Edible landscape gardens

Jul 16, 2014 Student interns design and build edible gardens in several spots on campus; helps students who need food.


Through The Campaign for UC Davis — a universitywide initiative to inspire 100,000 donors to contribute $1 billion in philanthropic support — UC Davis is expanding its capacity to meet the world’s challenges and educate future leaders.

Drought Spotlight

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Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

The university and Sacramento-based technology partner CleanWorld are officially unveiling the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (READ) at the campus’ former landfill.

One UC Davis in 30 Seconds

There's only one UC Davis. From the waters of Lake Tahoe to the stage of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the community of UC Davis is working together to change the world and each other.

My View of the Drought

An inside look at how the 2013-14 drought in Northern California has affected a family-owned and operated cattle & hay ranch in Sierra Valley.

Springtime for wheat: a gene that ‘sees’ light

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have discovered the function of a gene that allows wheat to discern the length of each day and night.

Building a better bean

Plant scientist Paul Gepts and his research team hope to develop a hardy, nutritious bean that thrives with less water.

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