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.
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.