Together, We're Making a Difference

The center’s mission is heavily influenced by input we receive from our stakeholder groups. The University of Arizona will not drive the mission; rather, we will develop it from deep consultative input from our stakeholder groups.

Dr. Shane C. Burgess, University of Arizona

Working together is the key to sucessful ventures. The solutions we come up with in Yuma will apply to desert agriculture across the world, which is 40 percent of the world's food production.

Paul Brierley, YCEDA Executive Driector

The global desert agriculture industry benefits from University efforts that are focused on solving their pressing issues. The University benefits from new resources made available by private funding of their efforts. The environment and world populations benefit from more efficient, sustainable and productive agricultural production in the 40% of the world where food is produced in arid lands.