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About the Food Systems Transformation Initiative

About the Food Systems Transformation Initiative

About the Food Systems Transformation Initiative

About Food Systems

ASU’s Food Systems Transformation Initiative (FSTI) works to improve health and environmental resilience by building easily adapted, innovative systems that support and create win-win efficiencies in food production and consumer behavior. We engage through unique disciplinary and community to deliver cutting-edge, real-world solutions in individual and public health, local agriculture, governance, and technology.

Our Goal

We combat hunger and food insecurity by driving a use-inspired, transdisciplinary research agenda focused on scalable solutions that enable equitable participation in food systems worldwide.

A Word from Our Director

In the face of significant uncertainties, evidence-based solutions are required if food systems are to provide equitable access to healthy, culturally appropriate foods and food-based livelihoods sustainably into the future.

The collective expertise represented by FSTI uniquely positions Arizona State University to address the complex, multi-scalar problems that characterize the most significant threats to food security, health, and food systems sustainability. Our solutions orientation, coupled with a systems approach to food issues allow us to innovate in ways that traditional universities struggle to achieve.

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