Food and Agriculture

UC Davis Chile sponsors IFT Agro’s conferences

March 23, 2017

There is little time to go before the International Fair of Technologies (IFT) AGRO 2017, the Chile’s National Farm Technologies Exhibition and Conference, begins. Talca will host the event whose will take place between Wednesday, 5th and Friday, 7th April.

IFT Agro 2017 is the time and place where Chile’s farm producers can meet face-to-face with global farm equipment manufacturers and service suppliers to learn about the latest technologies designed to help them increase yields, reduce costs, and improve their bottom line results.

R2B Catalyst: The first scientific center for business development opens in Chile

October 25, 2016

OCTOBER 2016 - Research to Business Catalyst (R2B Catalyst), the first scientific HUB for business development in Chile was inaugurated in the heart of Providencia. The event was attended by Dushyant Pathak, Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology Management and Corporate Relations of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis); Ignacio Brescia, CEO of R2B Catalyst; Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile and Marcela Angulo, Manager of Technological Capabilities of Corfo.

International Centres of Excellence Telefónica R+D and UC Davis Chile sign agreement to generate integrative technological solutions that positively impact farmers

June 08, 2016

Facing the challenges of today's agriculture requires a multidisciplinary effort. For this reason, Hernán Orellana, executive director of Telefónica R+D, and Alan Bennett, executive director of University of California, Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) signed a cooperation agreement between the two institutions that form part of Corfo’s Program to Attract International Centers of Excellence.

Bio-products: the way of synergy

January 04, 2016

Pablo Zamora, Chief Science Officer of UC Davis Chile, highlights Chile biodiversity of extreme environments. It indicates that among them, there is a high probability of existing functions and organisms that can be used in agriculture, that no one else in the world has.

Union of extra virgin olive oil producers visits UC Davis Chile

July 28, 2015

In Chile, the industry of extra virgin olive oil is young. Despite the history of Spaniards arriving in our country with olive trees, our country preferred to produce for domestic consumption. Only 400 years later, in 1952, the family Canepa -now TerraMater- incorporated technology for mass production of olive oil. The launch of the industry began in the late 90s, and given the timeless focus that has been on the production of extra virgin olive oil (of the best quality), this industry has grown in notable steps, receiving multiple awards internationally. 

Nursery Trade Association of Chile and UC Davis Chile meet to discuss ways to collaborate

July 23, 2015

In the 50 years of history between UC Davis and Chile, the educational institution of the State of California has made ties with many of the actors in the agricultural production and export chain of our country. Following the launch of UC Davis in Chile this 2015, one of the fundamental missions of this center of excellence is to reaffirm those ties and meet all the actors involved in this relevant and highly productive sector.

Strategic Food Program visits UC Davis Chile

July 10, 2015

Gonzalo Jordan, Chairman of CORFO´s Strategic Food Program (PEA); Graciela Urrutia, manager of PEA and Claudia Saavedra, executive of PEA, attended UC Davis Chile´s unit to present in detail the scope of this initiative. The PEA, like others Strategic Programs in mining, tourism, construction, creative industry, aquaculture and fishing, seek to generate a more productive and globally competitive industry through a more diversified and sophisticated economy. In the specific case of this food program, a modernized agricultural business with more added value.

FONTAGRO Symposium: International experts discuss the best strategies for family farmers facing climate change.

July 10, 2015

"Cooperation is essential, Chile and UC Davis have had a very close relationship for many years. Now, the presence of UC Davis in Chile gives us another opportunity to further strengthen these ties," said Dr. Julio Kalazich, National Director of Agricultural Research Institute of Chile (INIA) in the symposium "Adapting to Climate Change Family Agriculture”. This event was organized by the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) and co-organized by INIA .