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Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC wildfire resources available for the public

The 2017 wildfire season has been the most severe on record
Before, during and after wildfire. UC ANR has resources in local communities.

Fire and water issues are intimately linked in California
From ecosystems to housing, fire and water issues are deeply connected.

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems
Firefighters and researchers alike have a pretty solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to wildfire than others.

University of California Cooperative Extension
UCCE offers a wide variety of programs aimed at understanding California wildfire and how losses from wildfire can be minimized.

UC Delivers

Food security is defined as “…having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.” Sixteen percent of adults, and 23% of children struggled with food security in Yolo County in 2015. According to a 2012 First 5 community needs assessment, food access and nutrition information was paramount to families with young children in Yolo County. Food insecurity can increase the risk of obesity, poor school performance, low self-esteem, illness and other maladies. At the same time, Yolo grows some of the most diverse and abundant crops in the world. A component of food waste is the produce left behind in the fields due to overproduction or the inability to sell the food due to inconsistencies in size, shape, or color due to regulations and processing requirements. There is a unique opportunity to draw on local crop waste to repurpose fruits and vegetables to meet the needs of residents.

Read about: Feeding Yolo and Beyond: Turning Food Waste into Food Security | View Other Stories


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