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Watch the first date of Webinar series "Vine establishment and advances in the prevention and management of trunk diseases"

July 07, 2020
Watch the first date of Webinar series "Vine establishment and advances in the prevention and management of trunk diseases"

Check out the first date of the Webinars "Vine establishment and Advances in the Prevention and Management of Trunk Diseases", organized by UC Davis Chile and the Chilean Nursery Association, Wines of Chile Consorcio I+D and the National Association of Agricultural Oenologists Engineers .

First meeting of the European Plum Technical Committee

May 12, 2020
First meeting of the European Plum Technical Committee


The University of California Davis Cooperative Extension is a network of university researchers and educators who for over 100 years have worked to solve problems in agriculture, the environment, and human and community welfare, helping to foster the connection between the university and people.

UC Davis Chile teleworking strategy during COVID-19

April 28, 2020

After the detection of the first case of COVID-19 in the country, UC Davis Chile has followed the indications of the national authorities to safeguards its team and collaborators. Thus, since March 16th, the team has been working remotely, following the voluntary quarantine determined by the Chilean Government.

With respect to compliance with operations and project activities, most of the work has continued at its normal pace with the exception of some delays in laboratory activities.

Circular Economy in the chilean agri-food sector

April 27, 2020

A paradigm shift is the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about Circular Economy (CE). In the current global context, today it is essential to be aware of the way we produce. What is the key? To maximize the utility and value of resources at all times, promoting more efficient, sustainable and regenerative productive systems.

ANII and UC Davis Chile sign collaboration agreement

May 04, 2020

As part of UC Davis Chile's role in linking research carried out in California with Latin America, at the end of 2019 a Collaboration Agreement was signed with Uruguay's National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII).

With this agreement, both organizations declare to be linked in the interest of advancing towards activities that support the development of specific collaboration programs in science, technology, innovation, technology transfer and extension.

As a promoter of collaborative work between the two organizations, the agreement has as its main objectives:

Dr. Patricio Muñoz in Conectagro Seminar

January 10, 2020

On January 9, the Doctor and researcher in Bioproducts from UC Davis Chile, Patricio Muñoz, who works in laboratories of the University of Tarapacá, was part of the first Conectagro seminar, organized by the National Agronomy Society in Arica.

In the activity, which aimed to promote innovation and the incorporation of technology in agriculture to achieve production in accordance with current environmental, commercial and competitive challenges, the scientist was invited to share his experience and discuss about pending tasks in this area.

Provost Ralph Hexter visits Chile

January 07, 2020

After being one of the authorities of the University of California Davis most involved in the creation of the UC Davis Center of Excellence in Chile, at the beginning of January, we had the opportunity to receive in our offices Ralph Hexter, Provost of UC Davis.

“The challenges of water management in Chile and California are pretty similar” 

September 23, 2019
We talked to Jay Lund, Director of the UC Davis’ Center for Watershed Sciences who told us how California managed to overcome the worst drought in its history and almost without affecting its economic activity. Dr. Lund participated as the main speaker in the 10th anniversary of the Catholic University’s Global Change Center with the talk “Adaptation to climate change and water resources: transferring experience from California to Chile”.

UC Davis Chile and Inchalam propose to contribute to the fruit farming sector through extension

September 06, 2019
Following two years of joint work between the center of innovation and the leading company in the manufacture of wires and wire products in Chile– enabling the creation of the Program of Agricultural Extension AgroInchalam-, both institutions have decided to deepen their relationship as strategic allies with the signature of an agreement to develop innovation projects and activities related to the provision of information and new capacities for the country’s fruit producers.

New Executive Director and Academic Director Appointed for UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center

August 31, 2019

UC Davis Chile within Global Affairs has appointed two new leaders: Lovell “Tu” Jarvis, a professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the faculty director of Global Centers for Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named the center’s Executive Director, and Dario Cantu, associate professor of systems biology and Louis P. Martini Endowed chair in viticulture, has been named the center’s Academic Director.