University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

https://www.ucdavis.edu

Publications

Multiple studies show conventional farming practices degrade soils, deplete aquifers and feed rampant greenhouse gas emissions.

Features

Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.

Features

The head of the Maize Germplasm Bank, who retired in September, modernized the bank’s data curation and promoted outreach to maize landrace farming communities in the Americas.

Features

Philip Pardey discusses the importance of collaboration between national research systems and CGIAR, and why investment in agricultural research and development is needed now more than ever.

Nutrition, health and food security
Publications

New fact sheet captures the impact of six decades of maize and wheat research in Pakistan.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)

New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.

Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

New analysis shows benefits of conservation agriculture to crop performance, water efficiency and climate action in South Asia.

Innovations
News

Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.