California agriculture grows more than 400 crops, generating billions of dollars in revenue and leading the nation in production. UC is focused on healthy communities, food systems and environments while producing fruits, nuts, vegetables and fiber for California, the nation and the world. Learn about the research and outreach to agriculture and food systems.

Date: 5/20/2017
Throughout history, the loss of arable land has attended the decline of great civilizations, from Mesopotamia to the Nile. Now with the stresses of environmental change and ever increasing demands on agricultural productivity, efforts to maintain the viability of our agricultural natural resources are ever more important. This introduction to the principles of conservation agriculture shows how California's farmers and scientists are collaborating on developing the practical solutions to maintain the health and productivity of agriculture in California and beyond.