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Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Developing innovative ideas and solutions to the many challenges of current food systems, the center’s holistic approach encompasses water and energy use, carbon footprint and nutrition, innovations in food policy, and the well-being and livelihood of farmers and others working in food systems.

ASU Food Research Across the Globe

Sustainability Research Map

The spectrum of research is extensive, ranging from the global to the very local, and inclusive of topics from food security to the food-energy-water nexus, indigenous knowledge, agtech innovation, soil health, food justice, gut health, ecosystem services, consumer behavior, true cost accounting, and more – this map is only a snapshot.
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Conservation International partners with ASU’s Decision Theater on innovative tool

Conservation International partners with ASU’s Decision Theater on innovative tool

Climate change. Species loss. Pollution. These are well-known consequences of economic development threatening human and ecological health. International efforts to mitigate these threats are also familiar, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting endangered animals and cleaning our air and waterways. However, perhaps the most crucial threat is also the most neglected — land degradation. Approximately 1.3 billion...

ASU alumna opens second community garden

ASU alumna opens second community garden

After taking a class on health advocacy in fall 2017, Catherine Daem, now a graduate of Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions, wanted to find a solution to the Valley's local food deserts and swamps by becoming a community garden advocate. This Saturday, she'll be opening her second community garden plot. What sets Daem's project apart...

Partnering on nutrition with Society for International Development

Partnering on nutrition with Society for International Development

Guest post by Suzanne Palmieri Last week I had the good fortune to sit down to talk with and learn from three leaders on the latest thinking in advancing global nutrition. The presentations focused on different ways to approach nutrition and gave insights from their research to a packed room of nutrition practitioners at the Washington...