About Food Systems
ASU’s Food Systems Transformation Initiative (FSTI) works to ensure food security by enhancing equity, efficiency and resilience of food systems locally and globally. We engage through unique collaborations and partnerships that demonstrate community-based social embeddedness and global transformational impact simultaneously. We do so in order to deliver innovative, real-world solutions in public health, governance, technology, and policy.
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 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.