About the Alliance
Food systems and climate change are closely linked. Agriculture and food production systems are increasingly at risk from climate-driven weather and environmental change, while intensive farming practices, deforestation, unsustainable diets, supply chains, and food waste all contribute significantly to climate change. Therefore, society faces the grand challenge of transforming our food systems to be climate resilient and sustainable.
J-WAFS at MIT has launched the Alliance for Climate Change and Food Systems Research, a transdisciplinary, cross-institutional collaborative effort that will tackle these challenges and break down barriers to form true partnerships that spur and support action. The Alliance will bring researchers and stakeholders across the globe together to drive convergence research that catalyzes innovative solutions to mitigate climate impacts of food systems and significantly improve their resilience.