University of California, Riverside

California Agriculture and Food Enterprise

Mission & Vision


Our Mission

CAFÉ’s world-class faculty, students and staff are committed to using our expertise for UCR’s knowledge-based research, teaching, and outreach activities related to food and agriculture to:

  • Facilitate cross-communication and connections among those interested in food and agriculture on our campus and in our community for the betterment of our region, state, nation and world.
  • Improve systems for food production, processing, transportation, commerce, and utilization to advance environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
  • Stimulate the creation and improvement of knowledge-based research, teaching and outreach projects and securing funding for new initiatives at the intersection of food and agriculture as well as food, diet and health.
  • Identify existing educational efforts and developing an interdisciplinary Food Systems curriculum. 

Our Vision

The California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ) will build on UCR’s unique history and strengths in interdisciplinary research, facilities and outreach to positively impact the science, policies and practices related to the critical role of food and agriculture to human health and well-being. 


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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