Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS)
Innovative solutions for a healthy and productive world

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ISFS has released our UF Faculty Fellows Program Announcement; applications are due May 31, 2017.

The Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems welcomes Dr. Philip Thornton for a May 8, 2017 seminar: Assessing climate smart agriculture at multiple scales in uncertain futures. His talk begins at 4pm in 122 Frazier Rogers Hall.

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom will be leading the DSSAT 2017 International Training: Assessing Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk, and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models May 15-20, 2017 at the University of Georgia at Griffin.  More information and registration here.

Chilean_purse_seine_smallThe Fishery Performance Indicators Manual version 1.3, by James L. Anderson, Christopher M. Anderson, Jingjie Chu & Jennifer Meredith is now available here.


QRMA_picture_small Arie Havelaar, Min Li, and Nitya Singh, of the UF Institute of Sustainable Food Systems, Emerging Pathogens Institute, and Animal Sciences are offering an intensive short course "Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food Systems", ANS 6637, June 5-16, 2017.

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom was part of a team of AgMIP co-authors who recently published "A potato model intercomparison across varying climates and productivity levels", available from Global Change Biology here.

The Cuban Research Institute on Sugarcane Derivatives (ICIDA), the Sugar Companies Group (AZCUBA), the Association of Sugarcane Technologists (ATAC) and the Latin America Association on Weeds (ALAM) are conducting the XIV International Congress on Sugar and Sugarcane Derivatives, DIVERSIFICACION 2017 at PABEXPO Exhibitions Center in La Habana, Cuba June 26-30, 2017.  Detailed announcement here.

Food Systems and Human Health

Providing the growing global population with nutritious and safe foods is a considerable challenge.

Global Food Security

Food supply per capita is up considerably, but nearly a billion people are hungry and nearly two billion are overweight.

Tools for Decision Makers

Decision makers are faced with challenging questions that require alternative options for a sustainable food production system.

Food Production and Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable food production is a key part of food security.

New Metrics

In order to understand global food systems we need to find new ways to measure key indicators.