The future of food and how to feed the global population by 2050 using agriculture technology, agriculture research, and sustainable agriculture methods and training programs. Funding inventions to go out to farmers to help the future of the world.

Agricultural Innovation Hub

Feeding the Population by 2050

Labor shortages, environmental impacts, resource constraints and more extreme weather conditions are already threatening global food security. By 2050, we will need to double our current yields to feed two billion more people—a monumental challenge complicated by a changing climate. Increasing food production today while preserving tomorrow’s resources demands creativity and innovation.

The Intersection of Agriculture, Technology, and Science

The Agricultural Innovation Hub will be the international nexus for Smart Farm’s transformative work at the intersection of agriculture, technology and the sciences. We envision a state-of-the-art facility where UC Davis expertise unites with industry partners to accelerate smart technologies—and every step of the way, the next generation of talent will gain hands-on experience that prepares them to lead and innovate. This will be a place where industry partners will have access to a product development facility with opportunities for idea cross-fertilization and a research farm that specializes in direct access to high-value specialty crops and animal systems.

Power Solution-Driven Collaborations & Trainings for the Future of the World

  • Build the Agricultural Innovation Hub to power solution-driven collaborations through dedicated spaces for research, design, innovation and training
  • Fund research and training programs that will develop the next generation of agricultural innovators
  • Endow faculty positions to attract top talent from around the world


Together, we will create a world-leading hub for innovative solutions to the agricultural challenges we face today and tomorrow. We invite the philanthropic partnership of our alumni and friends in shaping farming’s future.