The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates food production will need to increase 70 percent by 2050. In the Capital Region of Northern California, eight of the ten world’s largest vegetable seed producers are united in meeting the challenges in global food production.
The unique public/private sector partnerships are created by close proximity and allow for rapid advances in crop science. In Davis, Woodland, and Sacramento California, the UC Davis’ Seed Biotechnology Center, R&D locations for commercial seed producers, lab space for startups and entrepreneurs at the UC Davis-HM Clause Life Science Innovation Center, and alliances such as Seed Central, the Capital Region has become a global think tank of crop science innovation.
Comstock’s Magazine article, by Jennifer Berry, discusses how it all comes together. Read more.