The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences

What We Do

The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley has recently established a research and teaching program in Agroecology. Agroecology is the study of ecological processes that operate in production systems. A deep understanding of the ecological implications of the ways we produce our food, fuel, and fiber is required to effectively manage these systems in ways that are more environmentally sustainable. The Agroecology program at UTRGV combines student-centered research, education, and community engagement in various projects to address locally relevant issues that affect agroecosystems in South Texas, including in sustainable agriculture, community supported agriculture, urban forestry, and sustainable food systems.


Donate to the Agroecology Program at UTRGV!

Consider donating to the Agroecology program this season to strengthen our community by building and reinforcing resilient food systems. Your contribution will be applied in providing students the skills and experience to positively contribute to the RGV, to our innovative research aiding local farmers in their production the equipment involved and more!

Please follow the instructions below to donate and support the Agroecology program at UTRGV.

  1. Visit https://give.utrgv.edu/DonateNow
  2. Please select “other” on the designation drop down
  3. Type AGROECOLOGY PROGRAM

We appreciate your generosity.

Please contact : Roxanna Vasquez-Lucio, College of Sciences, Development Officer @ (956)665-3730 or roxanna.vasquezlucio@utrgv.edu for further assistance.


This Week in Agroecology:

The new MS in Agricultural, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences degree program is available!