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Vision of the Food Systems Institute

To develop transformative and sustainable, participatory research-based solutions that enhance nutrition, health, livelihoods, and the environment globally through improved food systems.

Transdisciplinary Research

Thematic Areas and Cross-Cutting Approaches

field with people and links to our Thematic Areas
woman with cattle, links to our cross cutting approaches




External Funding Opportunities

Calendar of upcoming external funding opportunities including links for additional details!

Nov 19, 2021: Florida Global Food Security Summit

The summit will bring together elected officials and leaders from the state of Florida's university systems, agriculture and farming sectors, and civil society to discuss the state's unique leadership in agriculture science and research, production, and international trade. The summit also will provide a platform to increase dialogue and to strengthen cooperation in the global fight to end hunger and malnutrition.

Featured speakers include Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, director of the Food Systems Institute/Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems and Dr. Pedro Sanchez, faculty member of the Food Systems Institute and Professor with the UF Soil and Water Sciences Department.

For more information including registration, visit Florida Global Food Security Summit

Dec 2, 2021: 7th Nd zotheka Eminent Speaker Series Surmounting Soil Health Challenges: Practical Solutions for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity in line with MW2063 Aspirations

Dr. Pedro Sanchez of the Food Systems Institute along with Dr. Patson Nalivata of Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources will be panelists at this event.

For more information, visit: MwAPATA Institute