Could rainwater harvesting and urban agriculture be the solution to Tucson's food deserts?

A new study from University of Arizona researchers highlights the potential to utilize public land and rainwater harvesting to minimize food insecurity in Tucson.

Hispanic Households Most Impacted by COVID-19 Job Disruptions, Food Insecurity in Arizona

According to survey data, 59% of Hispanic households in Arizona reported job disruptions in the first four months of the pandemic, compared to 22% of non-Hispanic white households.

Announcing the 2021 AIR Resilience Grants Recipients

AIR’s call for Resilience Grant proposals brought in 31 unique submissions for activities that advance the institute’s mission of supporting interdisciplinary groups, including off-campus partners, to develop practical, applied solutions that further resilience in our natural and human communities.

How Solar Panels Could Help Save Struggling Farms

Solar companies and farmers can work together to harvest sunlight for both energy and food.
 

Neighborhood Farms Could be the Answer to Tucson's Food Deserts

A study co-authored by UArizona researchers makes a strong case that even in arid climates, urban farms can help neighborhoods get the nutritious food they need if the farms are irrigated in a sustainable way.

Agriculture study reveals economic effect of ranching and farming

A recently released University of Arizona study wanted to see what kind of an impact a one-time 20% reduction in water would have on Graham and Greenlee counties and the picture that emerged is not a pretty one, not only for the farmers and ranchers, but for the communities in which they live.