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Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Food Systems Transformation Initiative

Supporting the development of more equitable, diverse and resilient food systems at all scales – from local to global – that can adapt to evolving uncertainties and opportunities, and enable sustainable societies.

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Agriculture in Arizona faces a warmer future

Agriculture in Arizona faces a warmer future

Arizona's agricultural production is headed for a decline, say two ASU sustainability scientists who found – after studying the food-energy-water nexus that governs agriculture in the state – that its yields could drop more than 12 percent per 1 degree Celsius.

Seeds of opportunity: Are veterans the future of farming?

Seeds of opportunity: Are veterans the future of farming?

A shrinking farming population can be addressed by veterans seeking peaceful employment, asserts "Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields" – a film that fueled a great panel discussion at a recent event hosted by ASU's Food Systems Transformation Initiative.

Dinner 2040 provides a taste of the future

Dinner 2040 provides a taste of the future

While enjoying equitably-produced dishes at Maya's Farm in Phoenix, diners at Dinner 2040 – a charette-style event planned by sustainability scientist Joan McGregor – used their diverse backgrounds to discuss key food values and how to better implement them.