Food and Agriculture 

Research and innovation to ensure the resilience of the world’s food systems

In a world that is becoming more populated, more developed, and more urbanized, food and agriculture systems in developing and developed countries alike face growing threats to their productivity, accessibility, and sustainability. Add the effects of climate change, and these threats to the world’s agriculture and food supplies are compounded. The gravity of these challenges to our global food system drives J-WAFS’ Institute-wide, solutions-oriented approach to research and innovation.  To ensure safe and resilient food supplies now and into the future, J-WAFS catalyzes new research, leads transdisciplinary studies, supports commercialization efforts, and fuels cross-institutional collaborations.  The results include policy and technology innovations, supply chain interventions, new food safety technologies, and many more.

Examples of our work in this area