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A healthy world through sustainable food systems.


The World Food System Center was established at ETH Zurich based on the belief that the real-world solutions needed to tackle the challenges our food system faces require collaboration from global and local stakeholders across the entire food value chain.

In order to do this, we support multi- and transdisciplinary approaches to addressing these challenges through research, education, and outreach activities that contribute to sustainable food security.

Our Food System Needs You

The WFSC, together with the Yamsys Project and the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire, is pleased to announce next year’s World Food System Summer School, which will be held from 27 Jan - 10 Feb 2018 in Côte d'Ivoire. Applications must to be submitted online by Monday 03 July 2017 at 8 AM CET. Read more here.

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New Research Grants Awarded

The Center is pleased to announce 1.6 million CHF awarded to five new cross-disciplinary, food system research projects funded through the World Food System Grants Platform. Read more here.

Latest News from the WFSC

17.05.2017 | WFSC

New publication from ZOMM project

A new publication in Science of the Total Environment from the group of WFSC members Prof. Rainer Schulin, Soil Protection, and Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, Plant Nutrition, investigated methods to increase the amount of zinc in wheat grains. Read more 

17.05.2017 | WFSC

200 tons food waste in Switzerland per day

Must that be? A recent episode of the SNF 1 program Einstein highlights current research into food waste. Dr. Christina Hartmann, a postdoctoral researcher in the Consumer Behavior group of WFSC member Prof. Michael Siegrist, provides insights from their study on what food consumers find “disgusting.” Read more 

16.05.2017 | WFSC

How can we feed the world?

In a recent Schweiz am Wochenende edition, WFSC Chair Prof. Nina Buchmann responded to the reader question: How can we feed the future population of 9 to 10 billion people without further impacting our climate? Read more 

16.05.2017 | WFSC

Palm oil can be more biodiversity-friendly

A recent NZZ am Sonntag article focuses on the complex consequences of intense palm oil production in rainforests area, such as Malaysia, and features the research of postdoctoral researcher Dr. Natalia Ocampo-Penuela from the Ecosystem Management group of WFSC member Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul. Read more 

11.05.2017 | WFSC

Our food system needs you

The WFSC, together with the Yamsys Project and the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire, is pleased to announce the call for applications for the World Food System Summer School, “Food Systems in Transition,” which will be held from 27 January - 10 February 2018 in Côte d'Ivoire. Applications must to be submitted online by Monday 03 July 2017. Read more 

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World Food System Conference 2015

The WFSC organized an international conference from June 21-26 to bring together researchers to discuss ways in which they are "Tackling World Food System Challenges." It took place at Monte Verità, the ETH Zurich conference venue in Ascona, Switzerland run by the Congressi Stefano Franscini.

Find information about the program, the presentations, and more

 
 
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