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Global Food Systems Institute

Global Food Systems Institute

Global Food Systems Institute

The Global Food Systems Institute (GFSI) supports faculty, staff, students, and Extension professionals engaged in international agricultural development including teaching, research, and outreach to create effective food systems, primarily in the developing world. 

Our vision is to become a globally preeminent and transformative community for advancing the frontier of knowledge and practice for food and fiber systems. Our mission is to engage in participatory research-based solutions that enhances the nutritional, health, and livelihoods, of global citizens and the environment through scientifically improved food and fiber systems. We value transformative teaching, research, and Extension education that is interdisciplinary and based upon trusted and unbiased research findings. Our work seeks to create transdisciplinary research and educational experiences through thematic areas and cross-cutting approaches that are led by subject matter experts.