Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS)
About Us

The Sustainable Food Systems experts are an integral part of UF/IFAS Research to improve the quality of life in Florida and throughout world.

Food is the indispensable cornerstone of human well-being.

Food provides energy, water and nutrients to sustain life, promote health and build functional societies. The Global Food System is a dynamic and complex web of diverse cultures and values, international trade, markets, public and private institutions, farmers, ranchers and fishers, technology, genetic resources, environmental and bio-physical interactions

Characteristics of Sustainable Food Systems:

Vision for the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems:

Actions for the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems:

To 1) Conduct research on real-world issues; 2) Develop new teaching approaches and curricula; and 3) Communicate information to consumers, decision makers in private and public sectors in the following priority areas:

Timeline of our Institute