Welcome to CAFÉ


The University of California’s (UCR’s) California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ) is a research catalyst initiative facilitating the integrative, multidisciplinary study of complex issues associated with agriculture, food and sustainability for the betterment of the health and well-being of humanity and the planet. 
25+
Departments connected from across 6 schools and colleges
180+
Scholars focused on Food and Agriculture Issues
25+
Events and Initiatives sponsored
$180M+
Enabled proposals seeking funding for interdisciplinary projects
300+
Students engaged in sustainability


What is CAFÉ?

 

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Today, the complex interplay between global change and population growth with agriculture and food systems grows increasingly difficult to ignore.  Global agri-food systems are challenged with delivering more food to meet the needs of current and future generations but to do it in a way that is  environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. The solutions to meet these challenges and transform global food systems will largely depend on innovative transdisciplinary approaches aligned within a systems perspective.

 

 

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The University of California’s (UCR’s) California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ) is a research catalyst initiative facilitating the integrative, multidisciplinary study of complex issues associated with agriculture, food and sustainability for the betterment of the health and well-being of humanity and the planet.

 

 

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To attain this goal, CAFÉ acts to both open communication and break down disciplinary barriers among UCR-based faculty, researchers, staff, administrators, and students to facilitate activities that lead to the creation of solutions. Building on UCR’s strengths in food and agriculture in the broad sense, CAFÉ also works to build partnerships beyond the campus with like-minded scholars within the University of California (UC) system (e.g., UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and UC Global Food Initiative (GFI)) as well as appropriate interested government, non-government, industry, and private stakeholders.

Our Vision

 
To leverage UCR’s resources to stimulate convergent efforts & multidisciplinary coordinated interventions to achieve a more sustainable and equitable agriculture and food system.

 

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GFI CALL

Apply for a UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship

Deadline: July 15th, 2020

In support of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, which commits the UC to develop and promote sustainable and nutritional food systems to meet an ever increasing global population, the UCR Global Food Committee is soliciting applications for the 2019-20 Global Food Fellowship.

 

Apply

 

 

 

HUNGER FREE 2050 LED BY STUDENTS

 

 
The “hunger free 2050” post conference activities and public panel series were led by UCR students to educate, engage and empower them civically, on and off campus, to bring attention to complex and important issues to resolve to achieve food global security and environmental sustainability, i.e. - the need to reframe the question on how we are going to feed the 9.5 billion people sustainably, and the need for an all-encompassing interdisciplinary analysis to bring a more realistic and sustainable solution. 

 

Student led "Hunger Free 2050"

 

 

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