Welcome to UCR's Global Food Initiative!
The University of California's Global Food Initiative (GFI) is addressing one of the most compelling issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025. UC GFI has harnessed expertise and resources from across its 10 campuses and through existing efforts and the creation of new collaborations is addressing social, economic, political and ecological issues at the intersection of agri-food system, health and sustainability.
UC Riverside is supporting the effort of the GFI initiative and pooling together its comprehensive resources to form working groups, involves local NGO, Institutes, faculty, students led organizations, and existing committees and programs, to share best practices and strengthen capabilities across campus. Our efforts focus on, sustainable agriculture and food issues (from production to food access), helping communities eat healthier and more sustainably and translating research into policy, and involve all levels, from faculty to students, from campus dining halls to classrooms, laboratories, and student farms.