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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Inclusivity a Goal in CAFE

Advancing a climate of inclusivity on our campus is a strategic goal of our institution.

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst integrates research and outreach education in agriculture, food systems and the environment. The Center is the contemporary standard bearer of the university’s land-grant origins. It provides linkages from the University with vibrant business, policy and public interest sectors in the state, including agriculture, the horticultural 'green industries,' environmental decisionmakers and food system interests.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Success in our mission benefits from placing our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the forefront since we depend on the many different thoughts and ideas of a diverse organization to provide creative and successful solutions within our many interest areas.

We make it a priority to reach out to diverse audiences across the state of Massachusetts, our region and the country and strive to offer equal access to educational programs and equal opportunity in employment for people without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status. The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment adheres to federal and state statutes, regulations and University policies regarding Civil Rights in our role as a cooperator with the United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Please visit our UMass Extension Affirmative Action information section for more information on our civil rights policies and resources.