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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.

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. We seek to create transdisciplinary research and educational experiences through thematic areas and cross-cutting approaches that are led by subject matter experts.

Our thematic areas include:

Our cross-cutting approaches include:

We support a variety of projects including: