Food Systems

Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is an innovative public-private partnership that addresses high-priority issues identified by industry stakeholders to improve all aspects of desert crop production systems and economics.

Southwest Center

The Southwest Center seeks to define, illuminate, and present, through research, teaching, and publishing, the character of the Greater Southwest: the heartland of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua, and its peripheries.

Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed (RAFT)

The UA RAFT testbed contains three 600-L open raceway growth systems and two larger scale raceway cultivation systems for small- and large-scale algae cultivation experiments, which include capabilities for low-heat solar-powered pumping, sumps to store cultures at night to conserve heat and increase winter productivity, and for harvesting biomass and recycling media.

Red Rock Agricultural Center (RRAC)

RRAC conducts large-scale field research projects in plant breeding, weed control, plant pathology, insect management, fertility & nitrogen management, soil conservation, alternative crops, and other areas of agronomic interest.

Maricopa Agricultural Center

Maricopa Agricultural Center has a goal to develop, deliver, and service the best integrated agricultural technologies for all problems faced by Arizona consumers and producers.

BIO5 Institute

BIO5 aims to harness the collaborative power of five main disciplines—agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, and science—to find bold solutions to address major challenges in the biosciences, biomedicine and biotechnology affecting humanity today.

Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC)

APMC is an umbrella organization within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, whose goal is to create a working environment in which the science and implementation of Integrated Pest Management can thrive in Arizona.