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What is CAFÉ?

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.

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.

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.



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Apply for a UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship - Deadline: May 31, 2019 [Applications re-open May]

 
Now open - Deadline May 24th, 2019 [Closed]

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.

These fellowships are intended to support Global Food Initiative related projects at the UCR campus. Projects should contribute to improved health and nutrition and/or educate the campus community about the importance of access to healthy food. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and are expected to work in collaboration with UCR scholars. A total of six $3,000 fellowships will be awarded.

TWO DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY TO THE GLOBAL FOOD INITIATIVE STUDENTS FELLOWSHIP: 1) GFI FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION AND 2) GFI FELLOWSHIP REFERENCE FORM

Get more information here, or contact UCR GFI current fellow ambassador elizabethdeyett@gmail.com.


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“Wedges Against Global Hunger in 2050”
What are the solutions to create a sustainable food system that addresses humanity’s food needs?   
Visit our Hunger Free 2050 webpage  to learn more!
 
Also, visit our Youtube channel to watch the videos from the conference.
 
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