Our Mission

The mission of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is to promote agricultural, environmental, and social sustainability through research, teaching, and public engagement to meet the challenges of global change in the 21st century. The CAES International Programs Office works with global partners to build the capacity of countries in agriculture and the environment in terms of: Research, Extension, and Education.

UC Davis is one of the premier agricultural research universities in the world, ranking highly in teaching and research:

  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in agriculture & forestry (QS World University Rankings 2017)
  • 1st in the world in agricultural economics & policy (Center for World University Rankings)
  • 1st in the world in veterinary medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017)
  • 1st in the world for sustainability (GreenMetric World University Ranking)
  • 1st in the world in plant and animal programs (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 2nd in the world in horticulture (Center for World University Rankings)
  • 3rd in the world in ecology & plant sciences (Center for World University Rankings)

The CAES International Programs Office (IPO) specializes in assisting countries better develop and deliver information to support highly integrated production-postharvest and market systems (often involving high value crops). To achieve this goal, we work across campus with international partners and with U.S. industries in the following areas: